NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A barge that sank in the Gowanus Canal may be spilling contaminants into the water.
The Environmental Protection Agency says the barge was moored in the bay but somehow went under water.READ MORE: New York State Legislature Votes To Curb Gov. Cuomo's Emergency Powers
Crews are trying to stabilize the boat, which was being used to dredge material from a superfund site.READ MORE: Brooklyn Mom Wants NYC Apartments Inspected Annually After Parts Of Ceiling Crash Down On 12-Year-Old Son
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The EPA is working to determine if toxic sediment from the barge may have been released into the canal.MORE NEWS: Immersive Public Art Installation Now On Display At Domino Park
There’s no word on what caused the barge to sink.