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Locals Rally to Save Community Swimming Pool

 The EPA proposal for cleaning up the Gowanus Canal would likely close the "Double D" pool.
Locals Rally to Save Neighborhood Pool Threatened by Gowanus Canal Clean-up
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BOERUM HILL — Locals officials and community members will meet, Saturday, in hopes of saving a swimming pool in the neighborhood. 

The public pool, called the "Double D" pool for its location betwen Douglass and Degraw, could be closed when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency begins their proposed $500 million cleanup of the Gowanus Canal.

Friends of Douglass/Greene Park, launched a petition in April to save the pool, where an underground sewage storage tank could be built during the cleanup.

"This is one of the few pools in the area," said Sue Wolfe, president of the neighborhood association, who is organizing the rally.

Locals will meet June 29 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at the corner of Dougalss and Nevins Streets, as residents and officials like Councilmembers Brad Lander, Stephen Levin and Letitia James gather to save the pool.