Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Connecticut Landfill Cleanup Costs Town Millions

December 21, 2009 - - The town of Southington, CT will pay about $3.8 million to help clean up the old Southington Landfill site and monitor the groundwater in the area.

Two settlements were recently entered into Federal Court that will provide the funding to perform ongoing work at the old Southington Landfill, which is a Superfund Site, to protect the public from groundwater contamination, according to a document from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The settlement was agreed to by EPA, the U.S. Department of Justice, the State of Connecticut and numerous settling parties.



People Investigating Toxic Sites said...

Southington Town Manager John Weichsel was mistaken when he stated there were no hazardous materials in the days that the Southington Landfill was in operation. Carcinogenic chemicals dumped years ago have contaminated the soil and groundwater. It's shameful that the courts and government agencies approved this so-called "cleanup" by leaving the contamination onsite. Without any real cleanup, Southington residents will breathe cancer-causing gases vented from the landfill and the groundwater will remain contaminated.

Anonymous said...

nice post. thanks.