Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Gowanus Canal Superfund Designation: Who's Happy, Who's Sad, and What Do the Werewolves Think?

Now that the contaminated Gowanus Canal is the country's newest Superfund site, we thought it'd be nice to draw up a list of who's happy and who's sad. Here it is:

Happy:
State Senator Velmanette Montgomery
State Senator Daniel Squadron
Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez
State Assembly Member Joan Millman
Councilman Brad Lander
The Municipal Art Society
Riverkeeper
EPA
Urban Divers Estuary Conservancy
Friends and Residents of Greater Gowanus
Other community groups
Most local residents

Sad:
Mayor Michele Bloomberg
Toll Brothers
Buddy Scotto
Bill de Blasio
Bayside Fuel Oil
Gowanus Canal Community Development Corp.
National Grid, the Navy, Con Ed and roughly 20 other polluting companies

We're not sure where Brooklyn's werewolves fall on this issue. According to A Werewolf Blog in Brooklyn, some of them use the Gowanus Canal "as a means of transport and hideout whilst terrorizing the boroughs." There seems to be a question about the canal remaining suitable for Hell Hounds after the cleanup.

In any case, EPA will hold its third general public meeting to discuss next steps with community residents and stakeholders on Thursday, March 4th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the auditorium of P.S. 58, 330 Smith St.

Sources: Pardon Me for Asking blog; Brooklyn Eagle;the Brooklyn Ink; the New York Times

Photo courtesy of Dept. of City Planning

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

who are the werewolves?

Philip said...

Anything that makes Bloomberg sad makes me happy.

bj said...

It's not who, it's what.