April 22, 2015

Man Swims in Toxic Gowanus Canal for Earth Day

Today, activist Christopher Swain swam what is possibly the dirtiest waterway in the entire United States: Brooklyn’s Gownaus Canal. The Gowanus Canal is infamous for its toxicity, having been named a Superfund site in 2010. It is full of industrial waste, fuel slicks, sewage, and trash. According to the EPA, contaminants include PCBs, coal tar… Read more »

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