Monday, November 23, 2009

EPA To Hold Public Informational Meeting Regarding Gowanus Canal Superfund Listing


The Carroll Gardens and Gowanus Canal communities will have a chance to hear directly from the Environmental Protection Agency on the proposed listing of the Gowanus Canal on the National Priority List as a Superfund site.

This will be an informational meeting about what the EPA has already done and how the agency proposes to proceed. On hand will be Walter Mugden, EPA Region 2 Director, and Christos Tsiamis, Remedial Project Manager.
Please do not miss this opportunity to get all the information about the proposed Superfund designation of this neighborhood's highly toxic canal.
Below is the meeting information from EPA:

EPA is hosting a public information meeting about the Gowanus Canal

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites you to attend a public information meeting to discuss upcoming activities at the Gowanus Canal.

Thursday, December 3, 2009
from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
in the auditorium of
P.S. 32
located at
317 Hoyt Street, Brooklyn, NY

This meeting will include a formal presentation followed by a question and answer period.

For more information about the meeting or other site related issues you can contact:

Natalie Loney
Community Involvement Coordinator
(212) 637-3639 or 1-800-346-5009
Christos Tsiamis
Remedial Project Manager
(212) 637-4257

Additional site related documents are available at:

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Anonymous said...

The EPA can finally disclose how much money they intend to make the City pay to finance the EPA Superfund program and what services they expect the City to cut as a result!

Anonymous said...

This fear mongering needs to stop.

I look forward to the EPA's meeting.

Superfund Now!

Anonymous said...

The Mayor had 8 years to clean the canal and did nothing! Who cares if public services are cut? No children, nor anyone should be permitted to live there given the contaminant dangers.

The city and state will be sued for billions when all the people living there now will die of cancer. The city must vacate the area immediately and condemn all the contaminated housing there.

Superfund Now!

Plow to Plate said...

12:55 Who do you think is going to be paying if the City does their "alternate plan?" NY City taxpayers will be footing more of the bill than if the Feds take over. Why don't you do a little clear thinking? You are not making sense.

Anonymous said...

Hi Plow,

The City doesn't have a legitimate plan.

They have no intention of evicting Gowanus businesses to clean our brownfields. To do that, an urban renewal plan would be needed. Only superfund can condemn via fines so those properties can be cleaned.

Superfund Now!

Plow to Plate said...

9:34 I'm with you. Thanks for the clear info. I'm astounded that Anti-Superfund are still trying the scare tactics. So blatant. Shows they have nothing real to argue with, how weak their position really is.