Gowanus Canal: Brooklyn's Superfund Site - South Brooklyn Internet Inc.

Preparing for the Worst

A diver in a pristine white suit prepares to enter the Gowanus Canal to work on the flushing tunnel in 1999. To enter the putrid water, the divers were using suits that kept them from coming into contact with the contaminated liquid. Hoses brought air from above.

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