“Gowanus Canal Cleanup To Officially Start In September”

“The federal agency tasked with cleaning up the Gowanus Canal issued an order on Tuesday legally requiring six companies deemed responsible for the waterway’s pollution to start remediation efforts in September.

The Environmental Protection Agency’s order requires that the parties begin full scale dredging and capping of the upper portion of the canal from Butler to Third streets, as well as restoration of the former First Street Turning Basin, which will be converted into wetlands. This initial portion of the cleanup is expected to cost $125 million.

The order was addressed to National Grid, the City of New York, Con Edison, Hess Corp., Honeywell International, Inc. and The Brooklyn Improvement Co.”

Scott Enman reports for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle January 29, 2020.