Proposed Gowanus Canal CAG Organizational Members
Gowanus Canal CAG Members At-Large
This past May, when Jeffrey Edelstein of Edelstein Associates was chosen by the Carroll Gardens/ Gowanus Canal Area residents to be the Neutral Facilitator for the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group (CAG) as part of the EPA's Superfund designation of the polluted waterway, his first order of business was to meet with neighborhood organizations and individuals who wished to be on the CAG and to come up with a group that was representative of the community.
This was an important first step. A Superfund Community Advisory Group is designed to serve as the focal point for the exchange of information among the local community and EPA, the State regulatory agency, and other pertinent Federal agencies involved in cleanup of the Superfund site. As its facilitator, Mr. Edelstein will serve as a representative for the CAG and will help its members understand the technical and scientific information put forth by the EPA.
Today, Mr. Edelstein has released his preliminary list of the Gowanus Canal GAG. (Please click here for the entire document) He is now asking the community for review the list and to comment before it is finalized. He writes:
Please take some to review his proposed list here. We all need to stay informed and involved in this process.
I, myself, volunteered to be a member of the CAG and am very proud that my name has been included on that preliminary list.
The Coalition For Respectful Development (C.O.R.D.) one of the neighborhood groups that tirelessly lobbied to get the Gowanus Canal listed as an E.P.A. Superfund site, has also been chosen to be on the G.A.G. The group has just issued a statement on their website. To read it,click here.