Environmental Protection Agency extends deadline for public comment on Gowanus Canal cleanup

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has extended the deadline for the public to weigh in on its plans to clean up the Gowanus Canal. Officials

The EPA is giving people until April 27 to weigh in on its plans to restore the polluted waterway.

The EPA is giving people until April 27 to weigh in on its plans to restore the polluted waterway. (3/28/13)

BROOKLYN - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has extended the deadline for the public to weigh in on its plans to clean up the Gowanus Canal.

Officials plan to dredge contaminated sediment from the canal and create controls to prevent raw sewage from flowing into the water. The entire process could cost up to $500 million and would likely take nearly a decade to complete.

The agency named the canal a superfund site in 2010, which means it can force polluters to pay for the restoration.

The public now has until April 27 to submit its comments about the cleanup plan by email or regular mail. 

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Gowanus Canal Cleanup

Send public comments to:
Christos Tsiamis
Project Manager
Central New York Remediation Section
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
290 Broadway, 20th Floor
New York, New York 10007-1866

GowanusCanalComments.Region2@epa.gov

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