Connecticut issues cease-and-desist order for activity at New Haven’s English Station (update)

Feb 16th, 2012 | By | Category: Business

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The state has issued a cease-and-desist order for all activity at English Station, given the lack of an approved plan for disposal of the high concentrations of toxic material in the plant itself, a warehouse and the soil.

Separately, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has put the owners on notice that it intends to fine them for incorrectly labeling transformer oil it had moved for disposal in January 2011 as containing less than 49 parts per million of polychlorinated biphenyls.

The use and manufacture of PCBs, an extremely toxic chemical linked to cancer, has been banned by the EPA since 1979.

For more on this story, visit: Connecticut issues cease-and-desist order for activity at New Haven’s English Station- The New Haven Register – Serving New Haven, Connecticut.

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Owners of the PCB-laden site of a former power plant in New Haven have once again run afoul of environmental regulators.

The state, in a Feb. 8 action, blocked plans by the owners to demolish the former English Station in the city’s Fair Haven section and have ordered a clean-up of the property.

The owners are ASNAT Realty, LLC of Bayside, N.Y., and Evergreen Power, LLC. The Mill River runs by the 5.3 acre site off Grand Avenue.

For more on this story, visit: State Fighting Demolition Of Power Plant On Polluted Land – Courant.com.

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