2008 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2008 14:27:52 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Torrington, Connecticut
City looking to ID brownfields

Torrington Register Citizen (CT)
July 24, 2008

TORRINGTON - The city is looking to hire an environmental specialist company to identify contaminated properties as part of a project using federal money. The city applied to the Environmental Protection Agency in fall 2007 seeking grants to identity contaminated sites known as brownfields and potentially contaminated sites and catalog the information. The agency granted the city's request in April 2008, awarding it two grants of $200,000 apiece. One grant is to be used to assess grounds for petroleum and the other is for testing grounds for hazardous substances.

The state Department of Environmental Protection identifies 120 locations in Torrington as contaminated or potentially contaminated sites as of March 13. Some of the sites have been cleaned up, according to the DEP. City officials on July 16 announced they are accepting bids from environmental specialist companies as part of the Torrington Brownfield Assessment Project. Companies must submit proposals by Aug. 8 at 10 a.m.

Rose Ponte, the city's economic development director, is optimistic about the project. "These assessment tests will enable the city to identify the unknown," she said.


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