The joint statement came after a behind-the-scenes rift between the two agencies due to concerns over the polluted site where a 100 percent affordable housing complex is planned.
A barge ship loaded with polluted sediment from the Gowanus Canal sank in the Gowanus Bay, the Environmental Protection Agency revealed Tuesday.
We are in the middle of a housing crisis, unemployment is at record highs and many are struggling to pay rent.
Federal inspectors determined that the pollution of Southern Brooklyn’s creek warrants a more thorough investigation.
The federally supervised cleanup of the Gowanus Canal kicked into high gear this week as the Environmental Protection Agency launched their full-scale dredging of the upper portion of the toxic waterway on Monday.
Environmental Protection Agency officials kicked off the dredging of the Gowanus Canal Monday, marking a new milestone in the decade-long battle to cleanse the polluted waterway.
Environmental Protection Agency bigwigs denied a city request to delay construction of two massive stormwater retention tanks by up to 18 months due to COVID, saying the setback would cost taxpayers as much as $62 million.=
City environmental execs are now estimating that construction of a massive tank and filtration facility designed to help keep the noxious Gowanus Canal clean after its federal scrub won’t be completed until the end of 2032, according to government emails and letters obtained by Brooklyn Paper.
City environmental officials are reportedly looking to delay a crucial part of the multi-million dollar cleanup of the Gowanus Canal by up to 18 months.
The city's cost-cutting plan won't go into effect after federal and state officials stepped in, our sister pub Brooklyn Paper reports.