E.P.A. Plan to Clean Up Gowanus Canal Meets Local Resistance

New York Times: Almost everybody wants the Gowanus Canal cleansed of its toxic gunk. But a $500 million plan by the Environmental Protection Agency to do just that has run into protests from otherwise environmentally conscious residents in several Brooklyn neighborhoods. They want the canal purged of pollutants like PCBs, lead, mercury and raw sewage, but are fighting the methods the agency has chosen. One neighborhood fears that the sludge taken out from the canal would poison the air over their ball fields,......

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