Posts Tagged ‘ PCBs ’

Cleanup At Higganum Cove In Haddam To Begin This Summer

Jun 21st, 2014 | By

The 12-acre Higganum Cove property, beside a scenic waterfall, has been included on a list of Connecticut Superfund sites awaiting cleanup since 1989 because of the presence of PCBs, lead, and arsenic “at levels of concern to human health and the environment.”

Contaminated material found at New Haven athletic field

Jul 27th, 2013 | By

Sections of Bowen Field near James Hillhouse High School will be closed down starting Friday due to elevated levels of polychlorinated biphenyls, city officials said, The Board of Education’s environmental consultant Eagle Environmental discovered the materials while performing preliminary testing in the area. The testing is part of the pre-demolition process for the field’s renovation

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Connecticut officials order clean-up of former English Station power plant in New Haven

Apr 13th, 2013 | By

Two decades after New Haven’s English Station power plant stopped producing energy for United Illuminating, state officials have ordered the owners to conduct a massive cleanup of the property, which is contaminated with hazardous PCBs, or polychlorinated biphenyls.

Click on this Environmental Headline for more on this story from The New Haven Register.

Dealing with Connecticut brownfield sites is costly, time consuming for towns

Sep 16th, 2012 | By

Nearly every Connecticut community is laced with sites tainted by contaminants like lead, mercury, asbestos, PCBs, or petroleum.These sites, mostly vacant and abandoned, were once bustling gun, textile or hat mills, car repair shops — even the neighborhood dry cleaners. For more on this story, visit: Dealing with Connecticut brownfield sites is costly, time consuming

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The Middletown council approved a $3 million bond for environmental cleanup

Jun 6th, 2012 | By

The common council has approved a plan to borrow $3 million to pay the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for environmental cleanup at the OMO Manufacturing site on Walnut Street. The former factory building and city landfill near the Connecticut River is contaminated with lead, arsenic and PCBs. For more on this story, visit: The Middletown

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EPA delays Housatonic cleanup proposal | Berkshire Eagle

Jan 13th, 2012 | By

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has again delayed the release of its proposal for cleaning up PCB contamination in the Housatonic River. The earliest possible release is now expected to be this spring. For more on this story, visit: EPA delays Housatonic cleanup proposal – Berkshire Eagle Online.

CT Company Pays Fine for Bridgeport PCB Violations

Oct 21st, 2010 | By

The owner of an inoperative Bridgeport, Conn. brass facility has agreed to pay $52,000 for violating federal regulations covering the disposal, use, storage and marking violations of PCBs, the EPA has announced.