Waste: Gowanus cleanup to be taxing

“The feds’ Superfund cleanup of Brooklyn’s toxic Gowanus Canal could sock taxpayers with a bill of hundreds of millions of dollars.”

The New York Post reports,

The US Environmental Protection Agency yesterday released its draft proposal for cleaning up the purple- and green-hued waterway, and it includes calling on the city to halt its century-old practice of allowing sewage and storm-water runoff into the canal…

With modern effluent standards, Mother Nature could probably clean the Gowanus up for a lot less.