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November 9th, 2012

Gowanus Post-Sandy: Nearby Nightmare

A representative from CG CORD, Carroll Gardens Coalition for Respectful Development, sent me a link to this compelling—and disturbing—video taken as the Superfunded Gowanus Canal overflowed into the neighborhoods surrounding the Gowanus during Hurricane Sandy.

These videos depict both the force, and the wide extent of the flooding waters, especially along Bond Street at the crossings of Second Street, Carroll Street and Unions Street.

Many residents and businesses were left with this same water and toxic and a toxic sludge sitting in their basements after Hurricane Sandy. Others had to remove debris left by the Gowanus Canal on sidewalks, roadways, and yards.

Many report not knowing how to safely clean up after the Superfund water reached them. This is scary stuff.

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