Gowanus Canal

Christopher Swain swims in the Gowanus Canal on April 22, 2015. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Clean Water Activist Swims In Gowanus Canal For Earth Day

A local man swam in the Gowanus Canal on Earth Day to call attention to what has been heralded as America’s dirtiest waterway

04/22/2015

Christopher Swain  emerges from the Gowanus Canal after swimming in the polluted waterway on April 22, 2015. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

PHOTOS: Activist Swims Gowanus Canal

Christopher Swain swam in the Gowanus Canal on Earth Day to call attention to what has been heralded as America’s dirtiest waterway.

04/22/2015

Christopher Swain plans to swim the length of the polluted Gowanus Canal. (Credit: CBS2)

Activist Plans To Swim Super-Polluted Gowanus Canal For Earth Day

With Earth Day coming up Wednesday, an environmental activist plans to swim the disgustingly toxic Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn.

04/21/2015

FILE -- Gowanus Canal (credit: Getty Images)

NY Proposes Continuing Cleanup Along Gowanus Canal

State officials say National Grid, former site owner, will pay for the cleanup that includes building a sealed wall along the western shoreline of the Gowanus Canal and removing coal tar that accumulates.

04/05/2015

Nereus, 2014 (Courtesy of Steven Hirsch)

Photographer Finds Beauty In Gowanus Canal Slime

The photos appear in an exhibit at the Lilac Gallery in the Flatiron District from Wednesday until Dec. 1.

11/12/2014

FILE -- Gowanus Canal (credit: Getty Images)

Park Slope Residents Gripe About Grime Backing Up In Pipes

Residents in Park Slope, Brooklyn, just blocks away from the Gowanus Canal, are complaining that a nasty brown substance is backing up into their sinks and toilets.

07/21/2014

Gowanus Canal (file/credit: epa.gov)

Dive Of Polluted Gowanus Canal Planned For Sunday

Diver John D’Aquino will be equipped with a head camera that will send images of the canal to an audience at the TEDx conference in real time.

01/24/2014

FILE -- Gowanus Canal (credit: Getty Images)

Major Cleanup Project Planned For Gowanus Canal

Dredging will begin in about three years on the infamously polluted Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn.

09/30/2013

Mayor Bloomberg announces water quality upgrade project at the Gowanus Canal pumping station to be completed by end of 2013. May 13, 2013. (credit: Spencer T Tucker/Mayor's Office)

Bloomberg Touts Improvements At Gowanus Canal; Residents Complain Of Stench

The mayor joined city officials to tout part of his administration’s $20 billion investment into the city’s water system.

05/13/2013

FILE -- Gowanus Canal (credit: Getty Images)

Residents Near Troubled Gowanus Canal Not Happy With Sewage Tank Proposal

As though the murky water and putrid smell weren’t bad enough, neighbors who live near the Gowanus Canal are now concerned that they may be hit with yet another neighborhood nightmare.

05/06/2013

Sign from the Gowanus Dredgers boat launch. (credit: John Montone/1010 WINS)

Brooklyn Canoe Club Organizes Race Through Gowanus Canal

The June 15 race is the first ever to be held completely on a Superfund site, according to the event’s website.

04/05/2013

The heavily polluted Gowanus Canal on March 2, 2010 in Brooklyn. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Reports: City Planning Commission Approves Gowanus Housing Development

The City Planning Commission has given the go-ahead to a plan to build a rental development on the shores of the highly polluted Gowanus Canal, according to published reports.

03/18/2013

Dolphin in the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn - Jan. 25, 2013 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

Dolphin That Died In Gowanus Canal Undergoes Postmortem Exam

The wayward dolphin that lost its way, ended up in the polluted Gowanus Canal and died was undergoing a postmortem exam Sunday.

01/27/2013

Dolphin in the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn - Jan. 25, 2013 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

Dolphin Dies After Getting Stranded In Gowanus Canal

The wayward animal stopped moving shortly after 5:30 p.m. after getting wedged between a rock and a pillar below the Union Street Bridge.

01/25/2013

The heavily polluted Gowanus Canal on March 2, 2010 in Brooklyn. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Reports: Scrap Metal Company Fined For Letting Debris Fall Into Gowanus Canal

A scrap metal company has been slapped with an $85,000 fine for letting chunks metal fall into the polluted Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, according to a published report.

12/05/2012

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