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January 2013


January 28, 2013 | Posted by Elizabeth F. Larsen 1/28/2013 | Permalink
The New York Court of Appeals recently held that a supplemental environmental impact statement (“EIS”) is required to analyze potential impacts from the long-term maintenance and monitoring methods that were chosen for a Brownfield site after approval of the Remedial Action Work Plan by the Department of Environmental Conservation (“DEC”) and issuance of a final EIS for the project. read more
January 9, 2013 | Posted by Karen L. Mintzer 1/9/2013 | Permalink
On December 27, 2012, the United States Environmental Protection Agency issued a proposed cleanup plan for the Gowanus Canal Superfund Site in Brooklyn, New York, which goes beyond the expected removal of contaminated sediment from the bottom of the canal through dredging and capping of dredged areas, and also includes controls to prevent recontamination of the canal from combined sewer overflows. The proposed cleanup plan will be addressed at public meetings in Brooklyn on January 23 and 24, 2013. EPA will accept public comments related to the proposed cleanup plan until March 28, 2013. read more