Red Hook has a big role in the Gowanus Canal Superfund clean up, and two opportunities to get involved this week:
- Site visit Tues 3/20/12 5:30pm and
- Public meeting Thursday, March 22, 2012, 7:00 PM. download meeting PDF here
Site visit Tues 3/20/12, 5:30pm
There will be a site visit Tuesday
March 20th at 5:30pm of a location that looks like to play a key role in the superfund dredging.
The the property known informally in Red Hook as the Gowanus Industrial Park or the Columbia Street Grain Terminal. It is accessed from a gate opposite IKEA's entrance on Columbia Street.
The site has been discussed as a barge staging area, site where the dredge remediation plant could be installed, and a place where remediated dredged would be used as landfill (which could fill out to where Columbia Street makes the right angle turn to the SW for it's final stretch by the NYPD evidence lot).
Info on the site visit is below
meeting is this Thursday March 22nd at 7:00pm at the MICCIO. Sorry for any
John would like to have as many folks over to his property tomorrow, Tuesday
March 20th at 5:30pm for a brief onsite review of where EPA activities could
take place. We were hoping to have EPA join us at the visit but they are
otherwise busy. We still wanted an opportunity to provide a visual perspective
of what could happen, prior to Thursday's discussion.
Please let me
know if you can make it tomorrow. Very sorry about short
download PDF about meeting below here
[EPA logo here]
Meeting about Superfund plans for Gowanus
and how they may affect Red Hook
(we are a potential processing site for the toxic dredge material)
and opportunities for Red Hook to get involved
EPA invites you to a public information meeting on the GOWANUS CANAL SUPERFUND SITE
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites you to attend a public information meeting to discuss the cleanup of the Gowanus Canal and its potential impact on the residents of Red Hook. Representatives from EPA will be on hand to talk about possible clean up options to address the contamination in the Gowanus, followed by a question and answer session. The meeting will be held on:
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Red Hook-Miccio Community Center
110 West 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY