Sunday, April 26, 2009
Superfund the Gowanus
It isn't unusual in Brooklyn for there to be land use disagreements; there is currently a lot of difference of opinion as to whether the Gowanus Canal should be an EPA Superfund site. Over a century of industrial waste is in it, not to mention a venereal disease. And the residential developers are frantic that Superfund is a turn-off to purchasing luxury condos. They don't deny what's living in the canal- it's a matter of perception.
I think that this is the line in the sand with the real estate developers. Superfund it, and treat it like the hazardous site that it is. And stop all the whining! Here's a cute little whale to remind us of the whale that wandered into the Gowanus last year. And then died.