|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Thu, 4 Sep 2014 18:12:30 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] "Forensic Hydrology at the Gowanus Canal, " Brooklyn, New York|
Forensic Hydrology at the Gowanus Canal By KEITH WILLIAMS New York Times August 29, 2014 Several times each week, Eymund Diegel does something unthinkable to most New Yorkers: He dips his bare hand in the Gowanus Canal. Mr. Diegel, an environmental planner who may well be the foremost expert on the hydrology of the Gowanus watershed, is fully aware of the toxicity of the brackish, green-gray waters of the canal. The Gowanus, in Brooklyn, was declared a Superfund site in 2010, marking it as one of the three most polluted locations in New York City, along with Newtown Creek, on the Brooklyn-Queens border, and a former thorium plant in Ridgewood, Queens. Yet there was Mr. Diegel on a pleasant Thursday morning, paddling along in a canoe, collecting samples from the 1.8-mile canal for analysis by the New York City Water Trail Association. It should be noted that each of his hands has five fingers, a normal hue and full function. … For the entire article, see http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/31/nyregion/forensic-hydrology-at-the-gowanus-canal.html -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope Street Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650-961-8918 or 650-969-1545 Fax: 650-961-8918 LSiegel@cpeo.org http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Brownfields mailing list Brownfields@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/brownfields-cpeo.org
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