Oil spill cleanup planned at New Haven’s former English Station power plant

Oct 3rd, 2014 | By | Category: General

“A substantial threat,” the Coast Guard said in a statement on Tues., Sept. 30 concerning an oil spill leaking into New Haven’s Mill River. The contamination he referred to stems from English Station in Fair Haven, an abandoned toxic power plant that has afflicted the environment, government, and community for the past two decades. Backed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), Coast Guard boats have been patrolling the river for the past two weeks, attempting to clean the waters and assess damage.

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The Coast Guard is preparing for an environmental cleanup inside the former English Station power plant after oil from the facility apparently went into the Mill River last month.

The Coast Guard was contacted Sept. 15 by the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection after several oil slicks were spotted on the river near the plant, which sits on an island, said Cmdr. Jonathan Theel, response chief for the New Haven Coast Guard station.

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