Bloomberg releases more details on Gowanus cleanup effort

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After setting a timetable for the Gowanus Canal cleanup effort, Mayor
Michael Bloomberg’s office has released more details on the waterway project.
The $150 million plan to improve the water quality in the canal will
include upgrades to the water pumping station and the existing
flushing tunnel, according to the Brooklyn Paper. Additionally, the
plan includes dredging sediment in the canal to help reduce the potent
smell that many residents find offensive. The Gowanus Canal has been
fraught with debate in recent weeks, as the Environmental Protection
Agency considered granting it Superfund status
and watchdog groups threatened legal action against alleged commercial
polluters.

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