Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal Gets Superfund Status

Law360, New York (March 2, 2010, 3:35 PM EST) -- Despite opposition from New York City, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday announced that Brooklyn's heavily polluted Gowanus Canal would become a Superfund site, paving the way for a federally funded cleanup effort.

The canal, once lined with chemical factories and manufacturing plants, has become one of the most polluted waterways in the nation, according to the EPA. And while the industrial boom surrounding the Gowanus has subsided, evidence of its past remains in the waterway's sediment.

Recent sampling has revealed that the canal is...
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