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For Release: Friday, April 14, 2023

Media Advisory for Thursday, April 20

NYS DEC to Host April 20 Community Availability Session for Gowanus Canal Area Sites

What: The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will host a community availability session on Thursday, April 20, to provide an update on New York State's oversight of the investigation and remediation of 49 sites in the Gowanus Canal area in the Brownfield Cleanup and State Superfund programs.

The meeting will provide a review of New York State's remedial programs, an overview of work completed to date, and detail ongoing investigations and cleanup in the Gowanus Canal area. Experts from DEC and DOH will be available for community members to interact with in a one-on-one format. Multiple stations will be set up in the school with representatives available at stations detailing specific areas of interest. Participants can attend any time during the session.

When: Thursday, April 20, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: P.S. 372, The Children's School, 215 1st Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215

For more information on the sites to be discussed and the availability session details (PDF), visit DEC's website.

What's a Community Availability Session? Learn more at DEC's YouTube channel (leaves DEC website).

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