01/24/2013 11:11 am ET

Public Gets First Look At EPA's $500 Million Gowanus Canal Cleanup Plan

CARROLL GARDENS — The expensive and lengthy cleanup of the Gowanus Canal will rid the waterway of dangerous contaminants, but it won't make it clean enough for fishing.

That was one of the takeaways at the EPA's first public presentation of its proposal to clean the Superfund site, which is expected to cost roughly $500 million and be finished around 2022.

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