Friday, January 8, 2010

EPA Details Efforts to Contain Pollution at Old CT Landfill Site

January 8, 2010- Federal and state agencies are taking steps to stop contaminated groundwater from reaching homes on Rejean Road after testing suggested that landfill gases may be moving outside the boundaries of the old landfill on Old Turnpike Road. The landfill is a federal Superfund site.

A neighborhood notice explaining the testing procedure at the landfill was sent by the Environmental Protection Agency to businesses and homes in the area. The notice states that helium was injected into the ground to test whether the landfill cap was containing pollution on the site. The testing revealed that a small amount of helium had migrated outside the landfill.


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