2008 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2008 17:31:21 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Roberts Avenue elementary school, Danbury, Connecticut
Update: Dangerous chemicals found at Roberts Avenue School site
Contaminants may have spread to homes in area

By Robert Miller
Danbury News-Times (CT)
June 20, 2008

DANBURY -- Fill dumped 50 years ago at the Osborne Street field, where the replacement for Roberts Avenue elementary school is being built -- has left the site contaminated with lead, mercury, arsenic and other chemical compounds that can cause cancer.

It's the second problem with contaminated soil the city has discovered in about a week. Last Friday it closed the soccer field at Rogers Park for the same reason.


The city broke ground on the new $19 million elementary school in August 2007, and Boughton said by fall the contractors on the site began noticing differences in the soil they were digging up.


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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