EPA To Hold Public Information Sessions

EPA To Hold Public Information Sessions about Cleanup of Gowanus Canal Superfund Site in Brooklyn, New York

Contact: Elias Rodriguez, (212) 637-3664, rodriguez.elias@epa.gov

(New York, N.Y. – Nov. 6, 2013) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold two public information sessions to answer questions about its plan to clean up the Gowanus Canal Superfund site in Brooklyn, New York.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013
6:30 – 9:00 PM
P.S. 32 Samuel Mills Sprole School
317 Hoyt Street
Gowanus, Brooklyn

Thursday, November 14, 2013
6:30 – 9:00 PM
South Brooklyn Community High School
173 Conover Street
Red Hook, Brooklyn

The EPA announced its final cleanup plan for the site on September 30, 2013. The plan calls for the removal of contaminated sediment and the capping of dredged areas. The plan also includes controls to reduce sewage overflows and other land-based sources of contamination from compromising the cleanup. The cost of the cleanup plan is currently estimated to be $506 million.

To learn more about the EPA’s plan to clean up the Gowanus Canal, please visit: http://www.epa.gov/region02/superfund/npl/gowanus/

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