Attorney General: State Wins Emergency Court Order To Force Owners to Secure Former Power Plant in New Haven

Dec 20th, 2012 | By | Category: Featured Story

Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Daniel Esty were granted an emergency court order today requiring around-the-clock security at the heavily contaminated former English Station power plant in New Haven.

english-stationThe property, which contains the former electric generating plant and a warehouse, is now owned by Asnat Realty, LLC of Bayside, N.Y., and Evergreen Power, LLC, of Willmington, MD. The plant is shut down and the property closed pending submission of a remediation plan to clean up extensive contamination by polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), a known carcinogen, heavy metals and other contaminants.

A cease- and-desist order issued by DEEP against the owners in February, 2012, required the buildings and grounds of 510 Grand Avenue in New Haven to be secured and access strictly limited to individuals involved in investigation and remediation activities. In its complaint today, the state alleged the owners have not done enough to keep unauthorized people out.

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