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.
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.
A study claims storing the historic bricks would be too expensive, our sister pub Brooklyn Paper writes.
The Department of Environmental Protection's proposal could be cheaper, store more sewage, and also spare the historic Gowanus Station from demolition.