Rell Pledges $5.5M For Winchester Redo

Jan 6th, 2011 | By | Category: Business

(l-r) New Haven Mayor John DeStefano Jr., CT Gov. M. Jodi Rell, financial services company Higher One Chief Operations Officer Miles Lasater outisde the iconic abandoned Winchester Repeating Arms Company building at the corner of Munson Street and Winchester Avenue in New Haven. (Melissa Bailey, NHIndependent, contributed)

Workers will start tearing out lead and asbestos from New Haven’s historic gun factory in the next couple of months, if the state comes through with a pledge to help a fast-growing hometown financial services company move to a new home.

Gov. M. Jodi Rell (at center in photo) has pledged $5.5 million in state aid towards rehabbing Tract A of Science Park, the iconic abandoned Winchester Repeating Arms Company building at the corner of Munson Street and Winchester Avenue.

Lead and asbestos are toxic materials found in most pre-1980’s construction. Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that has been linked to such fatal diseases as asbestosis, lung cancer and mesotelioma, a rare cancer of the protective lining of the body’s major organs and cavities.

via Rell Pledges $5.5M For Winchester Redo | New Haven Independent.

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