Monday, April 25, 2016

Will the Gowanus Canal Clean-Up Be DELAYED?

PLEASE COME to this very critical EPA Meeting at PS 32 tonight to hear how and why the Gowanus Canal Clean-Up might be on a new and avoidable "slower speed".

WHEN:  Monday, April 25, 2016
TIME:  6:30PM 
WHERE  P.S. 32 located at 317 Hoyt St., Brooklyn, NY

The public is urged to ask questions tonight and to comment directly to the EPA.  (See address below)

"The agreement between the City and EPA on the siting of the tanks allows DEP to inflate the cost, will mean the taking of private land in Gowanus, and most importantly, will expose the community to contaminants longer than absolutely necessary."  PMFA
Comments will be accepted by EPA until May 16:
Additionally, comments can mailed or emailed to: Walter Mugdan, U.S. EPA Superfund Director 290 Broadway, Floor 19, New York, N.Y., 10007

Please see:
EPA Region 2 Administrator Judith Enck Just Blinked and May Now Have Allowed New York City to Delay the Gowanus Canal Superfund Clean-Up

This Coming Monday, EPA To Hold Community Meeting To Explain Proposed Agreement With New York City On Siting Of CSO Tanks That Are Part Of Superfund Clean-Up


With the "Protect Our Homes" petition, CORD was formed in May, 2007. This petition arose as an overwhelmingly negative response to the coming of the over-sized 360 Smith Street Development at the corner of Smith Street and Second Place (Aka Oliver House; aka 131 Second Place). This petition, which had well over three thousand signatures, led to a new zoning text amendment in summer of 2008.

To: Our Elected Officials, Community Leaders, The MTA:
(MAY, 2007)

We the undersigned Carroll Gardens homeowners and residents, are appalled by the "as of right" ruling which allows owners and developers to erect buildings in our neighborhood with no regard to the impact they will present to our quality of life and the value of our homes........