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.
The Gowanus Canal has been a site of heavy industry since it was completed in 1869
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