Pollution

EDITORIAL: Cleanup should end Newhall worries

Sep 8th, 2010 | By

The excavation of contaminated soil at Charles Patterson’s home in the Newhall section of Hamden occurred at lightning speed in comparison to the 10 years it has taken to put the first shovel in the ground since the discovery that much of the neighborhood was built on an industrial dump. In less than three days,

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Poisoned Hamden neighborhood braces for epic cleanup | Link to Register video inside

Aug 24th, 2010 | By

HAMDEN — Think of it as the big scrape. An entire neighborhood, poisoned for decades by industrial waste buried beneath homes, yards, schools and playgrounds, is poised for the largest residential cleanup in state history. Evidence of contaminated soil surfaced a decade ago when the Board of Education, intent on renovating the former Hamden Middle

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