Monday, May 20, 2019

Gowanus Canal CAG To Host Superfund Town Hall With Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez

On Wednesday, May 29, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group (CAG) will be hosting a Gowanus Superfund Town Hall at  PS 133,  610 Baltic Street at 4th Avenue, in Brooklyn.  This is your chance to catch up on everything related to the clean-up of the canal,  to ask questions and, perhaps, to get involved.

From the Gowanus Canal CAG:
"The Gowanus Canal was designated a federal Superfund site in 2010, initiating a complex, multi-year clean-up of more than a century’s worth of toxins and other contaminants.

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has completed a successful pilot dredging and capping of the 4th Street turning basin, and is now turning its sights on the process of cleaning the entirety of the canal, beginning at the head-end near Butler Street, in 2020.

Please join us at a public town hall meeting on May 29 for an important update on the canal clean-up, the future timeline, and an idea of what to expect as the work progresses. Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez will give a keynote, and representatives from the EPA will present a project overview and look-ahead. The public will have an opportunity to ask questions following the presentation."

Please RSVP via Eventbrite. The event is FREE.

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