Gowanus Canal

Environmental Activist Completes Gowanus Canal Swim In Attempt To Bring Awareness To Its Polluted WatersOnce a major transportation route, the canal is now so polluted with industrial and sewer discharges that it must, by law, be cleaned up.
Manmade Garden Blooms In Toxic Gowanus CanalIt's the last thing you'd expect to see at a notorious superfund site, but something beautiful is in bloom in the Gowanus Canal
Clean Water Activist Swims In Gowanus Canal For Earth DayA local man swam in the Gowanus Canal on Earth Day to call attention to what has been heralded as America's dirtiest waterway
PHOTOS: Activist Swims Gowanus CanalChristopher Swain swam in the Gowanus Canal on Earth Day to call attention to what has been heralded as America’s dirtiest waterway.
Activist Plans To Swim Super-Polluted Gowanus Canal For Earth DayWith Earth Day coming up Wednesday, an environmental activist plans to swim the disgustingly toxic Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn.
NY Proposes Continuing Cleanup Along Gowanus CanalState 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.
Photographer Finds Beauty In Gowanus Canal SlimeThe photos appear in an exhibit at the Lilac Gallery in the Flatiron District from Wednesday until Dec. 1.
Park Slope Residents Gripe About Grime Backing Up In PipesResidents 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.
Dive Of Polluted Gowanus Canal Planned For SundayDiver 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.
Major Cleanup Project Planned For Gowanus CanalDredging will begin in about three years on the infamously polluted Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn.
Bloomberg Touts Improvements At Gowanus Canal; Residents Complain Of StenchThe mayor joined city officials to tout part of his administration's $20 billion investment into the city's water system.
Residents Near Troubled Gowanus Canal Not Happy With Sewage Tank ProposalAs 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.
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