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WNYC News

Gowanus Community Plan A Work in Progress

Monday, November 24, 2014

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What is the future of the Gowanus neighborhood now that a cleanup of the Superfund site is on the way? Residents and stakeholders are still figuring it out.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Diving in the Gowanus Canal

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.

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WNYC News

NYC Says Improvements to Gowanus Done by End of Year

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.

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WNYC News

Development Near Gowanus Canal Moves Forward After Sandy

Monday, November 26, 2012

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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.

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New Jersey News

Feds Remove North NJ Site from Superfund List

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Federal officials say a six-acre plot in northern New Jersey that was once contaminated with radioactive thorium has been officially removed from the nation's Superfund list.

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New Jersey News

EPA Eyes Superfund Status for the Oranges

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The EPA is proposing adding the Orange Valley Regional Ground Water site in Orange and West Orange, New Jersey, to the Superfund National Priorities List of the nation's most hazardous waste sites.

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WNYC News

Top Court Rules State Can Compel Polluters to Restore Superfund Sites

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.

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WNYC News

Gowanus Canal Is 'Heavily' Polluted, EPA Confirms

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.

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