Connecticut Town Gets $3M in Contamination Case

November 3, 2008

A federal agency has awarded more than $3 million to the Southington, Connecticut Water Department from a settlement agreement with the former Solvents Recovery Service of New England.

An official with the Environmental Protection Agency says the agreement is part of a $29 million settlement with 58 companies that deposited waste material at the recovery service site on Lazy Lane.

The money for the Water Department is reimbursement for the cost of closing two drinking water wells that were contaminated from the solvent company.

Solvents Recovery closed in 1991 after it failed to comply with state and federal enforcement actions to clean up its facility and operations.

A massive cleanup of the site began in 1995.


Information from: Record-Journal

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