Wednesday, November 21, 2012

On Monday, EPA To Speak About Gowanus Flooding At Community Meeting

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A Community meeting has been scheduled with the US EPA for Monday November 26 at 6:30 pm at PS 32, 317 Hoyt Street, about Gowanus Canal flooding during Hurricane Sandy.
In attendance will be Judith Enck, EPA Regional Manager of  Region 2, and Walter Mugdan, EPA Region 2 Superfund Director.
The meeting is co-sponsored by Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, State Senator Daniel Squadron, State Senator Velmanette Montgomery, Assemblywoman Joan Millman, Councilmember Steve Levin, and Councilmember Brad Lander.
Per Brad Lander's office:
The meeting will be an opportunity for Gowanus residents and business owners to speak with the EPA team about their water sampling results (which you can find at http://www.epa.gov/region2/superfund/npl/gowanus and ask any questions they may have. Information will also be available on resources for those affected by the storm.



2 comments:

Anonymous said...

The EPA will have cleaned this waterway within 8 years from today so the next time the Canal floods, there won't be any contamination concern - just some water damage.

Is the EPA "on schedule" with their Superfund cleanup? What's been spent $$ on this EPA effort so far and is that funding on the chopping block as part of the fiscal cliff?

Anonymous said...

there is no federal money earmarked for the actual cleanup of Gowanus Canal. EPA will have to sue the responsible parties to make it happen.. the hundreds of millions of dollars in cost for the clean up will come from city raterpayers of National Grid and the NYCDEP