2008 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2008 13:11:21 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Milford (CT) construction exposure
Milford site cleanup being mapped out

Connecticut Post
April 26, 2008

MILFORD — Nearly five years after a toxic chemical was reported in the 
groundwater and soil of an industrial site here, state officials and 
representatives of four affected companies discussed cleanup plans last 

But that is little comfort to Debbie Smith, of Ansonia, who believes 
that her husband, Ed, was at least the second construction worker at the 
Milford Power Co. site to die of cancer linked to exposure to the chemical.

The conference call Tuesday that included state Attorney General Richard 
Blumenthal; Graham Stevens, the brownfields coordinator for the state 
Department of Environmental Protection, and the property owners did not 
set any timetable for removing the trichloroethylene, or TCE.


But Ed Smith was denied workers' compensation benefits, his widow said, 
because he had worked at so many construction sites over the years.

"We had a hearing in New Haven and they denied us 3-2 because Ed had 
also worked on the Raymark site in Stratford, which was contaminated," 
she said. "They told us they couldn't determine whether, if he got it 
from the job, which job it was."


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
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