The Pilot Study performed in the Turning Basin 4 of the Gowanus Canal was successfully completed December 2018. Since then, the Remedial Design Team has incorporated the results and lessons learned from this Pilot Study into the design documents for the remediation of the Remedial Treatment Area 1 (RTA-1) (see map). The remedial design for RTA-1 is now 90% complete. The Team expects to submit the 100% design documents to the EPA in February 2020, with an anticipated start of field activities for the Gowanus Canal remedy in approximately the third quarter of 2020.
In the interim, the Team, including the general contractor, will prepare the Support Site property at the corner of Huntington and Smith Streets to support the in-canal work. The contractor will stockpile materials on site to be used in the canal remediation. They will also construct necessary support facilities, like the canal water treatment plant to safely clean and discharge canal waters collected during dredging..
The EPA, supported by the Team, plans to present the remedial plan for RTA-1 in a future public meeting prior to construction activities. Information about this meeting will be listed on this website when details about date, time and location are finalized.
Learn more about the Gowanus Canal activities in the latest update.
Currently, you may see a large fabric enclosure and miscellaneous construction activities on the property where the Gowanus Support Site is located. These activities are related to the former Citizens MGP Site remediation managed under the NYSDEC program. The Gowanus Canal Team is working collaboratively with the National Grid Citizens Site Team to ensure both activities sharing the same site can operate in coordination and perform their respective duties safely. For further information and latest updates on the Citizens Site remediation please refer to the website: www.citizensmgpsite.com.