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As you likely have heard, the Gowanus Canal is filthy. Made by man's own hands in the 1860s, it was designated a Superfund site in 2010, and granted $506 million to fund its cleanup. But before the polluted stew that inhabits the foundation of the canal (called "Black Mayonnaise" and composed of, in part, chips of asbestos, plus some arsenic, copper, lead, and mercury) can be dredged and removed next year, the industrial garbage that's been dumped...