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At least it wasn’t more bodies.
Federal environmental officials cleaning up Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal just dredged up two cars from the notorious waterway in less than a week.
On Dec. 4, a sedan — possibly a Mercedes — was excavated from the canal, an infamous Superfund site contaminated by everything from industrial waste to sewage overflow and even human corpses, according to neighborhood blog Pardon Me For Asking.
The vehicle was dredged up between the First Street Basin and Carroll Street Bridge.
Then Wednesday, a second car was pulled out just a few feet upstream.
On Nov. 16, the Environmental Protection Agency began dredging the upper portion of the canal as part of a $1.5 billion clean-up effort slated to be finished in 2023. Other cars have been among the items found in the canal in the past.
But the canal’s fortunes may already be looking up.
It has become a venue for engagements and revelry as the industrial neighborhoods surrounding it gentrify.
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