Site Update Reports for the Year 2014

February 24, 2014

National Grid and its contractors are now performing the pilot study activities at the former Citizens Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) – also known as Public Place. The site is bound by Smith, Huntington and Fifth Streets and the Gowanus Canal.

Pilot study work, including timber pile extraction and sheet pile driving along the Gowanus Canal and on the surrounding land, is scheduled to begin the last week of February, weather permitting. We anticipate the duration of this project to be approximately five weeks. During this time, you may experience noise and vibrations associated with pilot study activities. We will be monitoring and evaluating air, noise, and vibration during this process.

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 continue to post updates on our website ( and distribute updates via email.

For more information on the activities mentioned above, the pilot study in general, 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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