Go Go Gowanus

Photo: Andrea Mohin/The New York Times

So the EPA finally published its findings regarding the pollution in the canal.

Some quotes…

From the Brooklyn Paper:

“The contamination … is widespread and may threaten people’s health, particularly if they eat fish or crabs from the canal or have repeated contact with the canal water or sediment,” EPA Regional Administrator Judith Enck said on Wednesday morning.

Yes.  Avoid the crabs.  Real crabs.  The crustaceans.  I’m not talking about this.

It is, after all, “…one of the most contaminated water bodies in the nation.

But that’s not really news.

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I do live here and am quite fond of it, and do look forward to it eventually being restored to decent urban not-totally-gross waterway. But I’ve been canoeing in it, and it’s not really as bad as it seems. And it doesn’t smell. Really. No, and not in the summer either.

But, due to the combined sewer overflows (CSOs), it can get a bit messy at times.

Looking forward, this, from SCAPE (via PSFK) is encouraging.  Oyster-tecture.

Photo: SCAPE


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