Thursday, January 30, 2014
John D’Aquino tells us about putting on a head-to-toe Hazmat dry diving suit last week and jumping into the Gowanus Canal, one of the country’s most polluted waterways. He’ll explain why he did it and what he found at the bottom of New York City’s notorious superfund site. He's joined by commercial diver Lenny Speregen.
Monday, May 13, 2013
The Gowanus Canal, a smelly polluted waterway in Brooklyn that's a designated superfund site, is soon to be substantially cleaner, according to city officials.
Monday, November 26, 2012
By Janet Babin : Economic Development Reporter, WNYC News
The Lightstone Group is moving ahead with plans to build a 700-unit apartment complex near the Gowanus Canal, even though the site flooded during Sandy.
Friday, December 16, 2011
New York's top court says the state can require major polluters to restore Superfund sites to the condition they were in before they were contaminated.
Wednesday, February 02, 2011
A yearlong study of the Gowanus Canal confirmed what many New Yorkers and environmentalists already suspected: the waterway is severely polluted and may never be safe enough for swimming and fishing.