Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Part of the Environmental Protection Agency's Superfund clean-up of the Gowanus Canal depends on property owners replacing or repairing the bulkhead along their property, so that the bottom of the canal can safely be dredged without the uplands collapsing into the water.
A few sections along the 1.8 mile canal have already been replaced, notably along the Whole Foods Gowanus site as well as in front the Lightstone Development at 363 and 365 Bond Street.
Today, work on a new bulkhead began in front of 155 Third Street and the Canal.
The property belongs to Monandock Construction.
As you can tell from the video, the work is a bit loud, but moves along swiftly.
The sooner the bulkheads along the Gowanus are replaced, the sooner the dredging can begin.
That is, unless the Potentially Responsible Parties, or polluters, who are responsible for paying and cleaning the canal, try to delay the clean-up.
They are trying....and we should not let them.
You might want to read this, if you missed it.
Forget Clean Gowanus Canal By 2022: Schedule Proposed By Potentially Responsible Parties Adds Six To Seven Years To Completion Date