EPA Unveils Final $506M Gowanus Cleanup Plan

Law360, New York (September 30, 2013, 3:19 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday finalized its plan to spend more than half a billion dollars cleaning up Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal Superfund site, with funding coming from National Grid PLC, the City of New York and other sources.

The plan, which will cost $506 million, calls for sediment contaminated by a century and a half of development along the heavily trafficked 100-foot-wide, 2-mile-long canal to be dredged and removed, and creates protocols to limit future dumping of sewage and other sources of land-based contamination,...
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