2008 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2008 20:56:02 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Echo Lake Road site, Connecticut
Echo Lake Road hearing to begin

By James Perucci
Watertown Town Times (CT)
December 18, 2008

At the re-scheduled January 8, 2009 meeting of the Inland Wetlands and Conservation Commission meeting, Echo Lake Brownfield, LLC, (ELB) will apply to the commission for a permit to enter a regulated wetland area for an industrial remediation project. This is despite the fact that ELB is currently under a cease and desist order from the Planning and Zoning Office.

ELB's 22-acre parcel is located on Echo Lake Road, neighboring the CRRA transfer facility. According to ELB the plans are to reform the site to create a buildable lot for industrial development. The site is designated as a brownfield which is generally defined as an industrial or commercial site that is idle or underused because of real or perceived environmental pollution.

Pure Earth Environmental, Inc. owns Echo Lake Brownfield.

The land was formerly a landfill, and numerous discarded tires and building materials occupy the location. The land was given approval for use as a landfill in 1970, but as a condition of approval for the ELB, they were asked for assurance the location will not be used as a landfill in the future.


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