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Gowanus Talks presents Toxic Shock: What's Going On in the Gowanus Canal

Join historian and author of "Gowanus: Brooklyn's Curious Canal", Joseph Alexiou, for a Sunday series of lectures and Q&A ranging from bootlegging booze to the state of everyone's favorite mysterious canal. 

SUN 9/16 at 1pm: Toxic Shock: What's Going On in the Gowanus Canal

You know it's polluted, but you don't know how polluted. What is it, toxic waste? Or is it that it used to be a sewer? The answer, in short, is extremely polluted, with both toxic waste and raw sewage that continue to pollute this former industrial shipping lane at levels that will make your head spin. What is the EPA doing to clean up the canal? What is NYC doing about it? Find out the answer to all of these questions and more at this final installment of GOWANUS TALKS.