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March 2, 2010

Velázquez Comments on Superfund Designation for Gowanus Canal

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) issued the following statement today regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision to list the Gowanus Canal on its Superfund National Priorities List:

“Today’s announcement of Superfund designation ensures the Gowanus Canal will be fully restored, helping provide a healthy future for South Brooklyn. The EPA has the proven expertise to oversee a comprehensive clean-up, while holding accountable those responsible for the pollution. As this process moves forward, I will continue working to revitalize this local landmark so that it can fully live up to its potential.”