Friday, April 30, 2010

Connecticut State Agency Hears Contamination Concerns

April 30, 2010 - A state oversight agency meeting in Haddam about environmental concerns heard dramatic testimony this week about the long-standing issue of water contamination in the Tylerville section of town.Nearly 70 residents and town officials attended the late-afternoon session Tuesday, held by the Council of Environmental Quality.

The council, which is independent of the Department of Environmental Protection, oversees the environmental health of the state.Five CEQ members heard from residents who are angry and desperate for a solution that will end the contamination and finally give them safe drinking water, and dismayed at what they said is continuing inaction on the part of the DEP.

The problem of groundwater contamination involving the chemical trichloroethylene (TCE) has been an issue in the village for three decades.


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