Tuesday, April 17, 2012

On Wednesday Eve, Come To Meeting With DEP Regarding Gowanus CSOs And Tell The Agency To Stop That S**t From Flowing Into The Canal

Community Board 6 is holding an informational meeting with Representatives of the NYC Department of Environmental Protection on "the findings from the Environmental Protection Agency's Superfund Site investigation and Feasibility Study relating to the Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO's) at the Gowanus Canal."
Members of the community are invited.

It is important to note that New York City has been named a Potencially Responsible Party(PRP) by the EPA for its role in contributing to the toxins in the canal and for allowing CSOs to continue to discharge into the Gowanus.

However, rather than to work with the EPA to find a real solution that would address the CSOs in conjunction with the Superfund clean-up, the City has been trying to stall and kick the problem down the road. The DEP has even refuted some of EPA's finding, obviously eager to re-invent science.

As community members, we should all attend to tell the City and DEP that we want them to work with the Federal Government to give us the clean-up we all deserve.

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