EPA to clean up contaminated Gowanus Canal

The Gowanus Canal was named a 'superfund' site in 2010, meaning the government can force polluters to pay for its restoration.

The Gowanus Canal was named a 'superfund' site in 2010, meaning the government can force polluters to pay for its restoration. (12/28/12)

GOWANUS - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released plans to clean up the contaminated Gowanus Canal.

The project will stabilize the canal and will prevent raw sewage from flowing into the water. The Gowanus Canal was named a 'superfund' site in 2010, meaning the government can force polluters to pay for its restoration.

The entire project will cost $504 million, and EPA will hold a series of public meetings on the project next month.

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