Gowanus Canal: The Latest Superfund Site

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal, known as "The Lavender Lake" is now the nation's newest Superfund site. The federal EPA made the designation over objections from the city, saying Superfund will provide the most efficient and comprehensive cleanup. EPA officials say the cleanup will take 10 to 12 years, and cost $300 to $500 million.

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