Developers of a massive affordable housing complex along the Gowanus Canal will have to deal with a century’s worth of harmful pollution before they can safely house people, a federal environmental guru warned.
The city and developers unveiled the income levels for the 950 affordable rentals and co-ops planned for the long-in-the-works development.
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.=
In a letter sent to DCP, an official from the EPA asked for more awareness around potential impacts on the cleanup of the Gowanus Canal.
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.
Discover the Gowanus Canal’s environmental history and how the community can plan for a better future along Brooklyn’s Nautical Purgatory at a walking tour around the waterway.
Gowanus residents propose a park instead of long-delayed mixed-income towers on a polluted brownfield site next to the Gowanus canal.
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.