Superfund the Gowanus!

Please take the time to watch this video to learn more about just why the Gowanus Canal needs to be a designated Superfund site. This film features members Gowanus residents and members of FROGG (Friends and Residents of the Greater Gowanus) and was filmed and edited by Sabine Aronowsky, Peter Pierce and Steve deSeve of Freddy's Brooklyn Roundhouse. This film as well as a few others will be on BCAT television and Manhattan cable through July 8th, times to be announced.


Please click here to sign a petition that will be sent to our local politicians and leave your comments with the EPA.


Anonymous said...

Well done and needed to be said. It makes such a difference to see the actual site and hear regular people talking about it.

Best of luck to you.

F.I.B said...

I am taking the liberty of posting the EPA's reacton to the video,sent to Marlene Donnely who is featured. So glad they approve!!!

Dear Marlene,

I just viewed your group's Gowanus Canal video that was sent to me by our communications people. I would like to take this opportunity to commend you for a job very well done. I am impressed at how well researched and articulated the video is. It is certainly of great service to the community and it assists our efforts to inform the public.

Best regards,

Christos Tsiamis,
Project Manager

Central New York Remediation Section
US EPA, Region 2

Margaret Maugenest said...

Wonderful letter from EPA. There is a lot of fear-mongering about the FEDS, but from everything I have seen, they are straight-talking, clear, strong, and supportive. All arguments against Superfund have been rants that don't make sense, fear-mongering about stigma and lowered property values, and on and on. Pro-Superfund is not some marginal voice in the community that can easily be dismissed - no matter how much and how hard Toll, the City, and some community members with financial interest in residential development try.

Anonymous said...

I am not convinced - is this an end to manufacturing jobs on the Gowanus.

Anonymous said...

9:07 What the f**k are you talking about? How does Superfund have anything to do with manufacturing jobs. Think again, bozo. It's the residential developers who are fighting Superfund who would love to put an end to manufacturing in Broooklyn.