Site Update Reports for the Year 2014

February 10, 2014

National Grid is now ready to proceed with work on the pilot study at the former Citizens Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) site, also known as Public Place. We have started active construction, which we anticipate will continue for approximately two months. In addition, weekend work is scheduled for mid-February. Weekend work will not include sheet pile driving. The construction site is bound by Smith, Huntington and Fifth Streets, and the Gowanus Canal.

Key activities during the pilot study will include:

The testing conducted during the pilot study will be used to design a remedy that delivers a safe and successful cleanup while limiting disruption to the community and achieving a long-term solution. Information gained during the Citizens pilot study will also be used for remediation efforts at the former Metropolitan and Fulton MGP sites.

National Grid is committed to keeping the community informed of our activities during the construction period. We will be posting updates on this website and distributing updates via email.

For more information on this project or if you would like to be added to our distribution list, please leave a message on our hotline at (718) 403-2084 or email us at

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