CG CORD/Carroll Gardens Coalition for Respectful Development
March 28, 2013
CG CORD Comment on the EPA Proposed Gowanus Canal Clean-Up Plan
We at CORD, the Carroll Gardens Coalition for Respectful Development wish to begin by thanking our "team" at Region 2 for their leadership, transparency and timeliness. But most of all, we wish to express our gratitude for their clear and ever present dedication to our Community.
We are very supportive of the Proposed Plan. We are delighted with the inclusion of the retention tanks. We totally support the suggested locations of those tanks, the "salt lot" on Second Avenue, and under the former MGP site at the head of the Canal, AKA Thomas Greene Park.
It is our sincere wish that the retention tank system be implemented.
We see the New York City Long Term Control Plan mentioned many many times in the PRAP. In our experience, the City of New York has fallen short on most if not all of their promises regarding the Gowanus Canal and we see no reason to believe that their track record will improve anytime soon. With that in mind, we feel that the retention tank system is the only logical way to appropriately address the problems brought on by the CSO's. Any additional improvements/benefit that may eventually be enjoyed city wide by the NYC LTCP will be much appreciated icing on the cake--
Regarding the CDF/Red Hook Facility suggestion- we stand solidly behind the wishes of our neighbors in the Red Hook Community. We want whatever they want.
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