Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal is one of the "most extensively contaminated" waterways in America, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
Now, the channel's toxicity is being highlighted in a more artistic light. Photographer William Miller has released some stunning images of the the Gowanus Canal, a runoff point for billions of gallons of wastewater and sewage from metropolitan New York City (and, for a time, a dead dolphin). Miller, a native New Yorker, shot the photos in 2011.
Take a look at some of Miller's haunting photos below.
All photos courtesy of William Miller Photography.