About the Fulton Municipal former Manufactured Gas Plant Site

Gas used for cooking, lighting, heating and commercial purposes was manufactured at the Fulton Municipal Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) from approximately 1879 through the early 1930’s. Historical records, while incomplete, indicate that two different companies may have operated the plant before it was sold to Brooklyn Union Gas, a predecessor to National Grid. The plant used coal and petroleum products to create a flammable gas which was piped into the surrounding neighborhoods. After the property was sold by Brooklyn Union in the late 1930’s, it was subdivided and now has multiple private owners and uses, including commercial operations and the Thomas Greene Park owned by the City of New York. National Grid is responsible for the investigation and remediation of the site because it was operated by a predecessor company at the time the contamination occurred.

This website provides information on the Fulton Municipal former MGP Site, the Remedial investigation of the site, and opportunities for public participation. National Grid is committed to the protection and enhancement of the environment, always seeking ways to minimize the environmental impacts of our past, present and future activities. We hope this website, a part of our public participation and outreach efforts, is helpful and informative. If you need additional information or have suggestions to make our website better, please contact the individuals listed under Contacts.

Current Site Status

pdf Fulton Bulkhead Barrier Wall Construction Update


Current Site Status 2021

National Grid's contractor, Posillico Environmental, has completed bulkhead barrier wall construction related to the Fulton former Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) Site in accordance with the EPA-approved design.   This project, which was completed in late April 2021, included replacing approximately 880 linear feet of existing bulkheads along the eastern side of the Gowanus Canal from the canal's head end (at Butler Street) to the Union Street Bridge.  The new bulkhead barrier wall includes steel sheet piling with an anchored support system that has been designed to serve as both an environmental barrier and be able to support the EPA's planned canal dredging and capping remedy. Mobilization for this phase of the work began in late August 2019 and the barrier wall construction was completed in April 2021. Community air monitoring and construction monitoring for vibration and movement was performed throughout the project.

Website Update Information

For details pertaining to the barrier wall site work and photos, please see the project Key Documents tab of this website.  For more information, please leave a message on the project hotline at (718) 982-7349 or email us at info@fultonmgpsite.com.



Barrier Wall Along Parcel VI and VII.



Barrier Wall Along 525 Union Street and Parcel I.