Cleaning Our Waterways: The city reactivated the canal’s on-again,-off-again flushing tunnel last week, but the jury is still out on whether the drainage system will finally live up to its century-old promise and freshen the fetid canal. Comments (3).
Cleaning Our Waterways: Gowanus residents are demanding that the federal government save a beloved park by moving a sewage tank it wants to bury beneath the green space to a privately-owned lot just a few blocks away. Comments (2).
Cleaning Our Waterways: The federal government is rolling forward with plans to install a massive sewage tank beneath a beloved park and pool as part of its clean-up of the fetid Gowanus Canal, closing the play space for years, unless the city comes up with a better idea. Comments (5).
Cleaning Our Waterways: The hundreds of workers and the huge machinery involved in the federal clean-up of the fetid Gowanus Canal will make the waterway look like it did in its industrial heyday, federal officials say. Comments (3).
Cleaning Our Waterways: Mayor Bloomberg said Monday the city stands firm on its own strategy to clean up the filthy Gowanus Canal and that it doesn’t plan to build the massive $78-million sewage holding tanks that will likely be part of the federal government’s proposed “Superfund” cleanup. Comments (4).
Cleaning Our Waterways: A band of Red Hookers say the federal government should approve a plan to turn sludge dredged from the toxic Gowanus Canal into a concrete landmass off the community’s shore. Comments (94).
Cleaning Our Waterways: The Federal Government wants to put the proverbial toilet seat down on raw sewage flowing into the Gowanus by building expensive storage tanks to hold run-off, but the city says its an unnecessary expense. Comments (13).
Cleaning Our Waterways: A group of Red Hookers have made it crystal clear that they don’t want the federal government to store the sludge dredged from the toxic Gowanus Canal on their waterfront. Comments (15).
Cleaning Our Waterways: The federal government may turn sludge dredged from the toxic Gowanus Canal into a concrete landmass extending off the shore of Red Hook — and gift that treated terra firma to a neighborhood concrete tycoon. Comments (53).
Cleaning Our Waterways: The feds may force the city to bury a giant holding tank for raw sewage and runoff beneath Thomas Green Playground and Douglass-Degraw Pool as part of the planned half-billion dollar cleanup of the Gowanus Canal. Comments (38).