Superfund Information Systems: Site Profile

Superfund Site:

SCOVILL INDUSTRIAL LANDFILL
WATERBURY, CT

Cleanup Activities

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Background

The 30-acre Scovill Industrial Landfill site is located in Waterbury, Connecticut. The Scovill Manufacturing Company used this area as a landfill from 1919 to the mid-1970s for disposal of ash, cinders, demolition debris and other wastes generated by the company. The southern, 23-acre part of the site has been developed into residential and commercial properties. The northern part of the site is an undeveloped 6.8-acre parcel, referred to as the Calabrese parcel. This parcel was in the initial stages of development for a senior housing complex when industrial wastes were encountered during soil excavations for the concrete footings. The construction project was ordered to stop until the extent and degree of contamination was identified. In 1998 the CT DEEP conducted a short-term action to protect human health and the environment by removing 2,300 tons of PCB-contaminated soil and 18 capacitors from the Calabrese Parcel. EPA selected the site’s long-term remedy in November 2013. Design of the site’s remedy is underway.

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What Is Being Done to Clean Up the Site?

The site is being addressed through federal and state actions.

In 1998 the CT DEEP conducted a short-term action to protect human health and the environment by removing 2,300 tons of PCB-contaminated soil and 18 capacitors from the Calabrese Parcel.

EPA selected the site’s long-term remedy in November 2013. Design of the site’s remedy is underway.

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What Is the Current Site Status?

The site’s long-term remedy includes limited targeted removal of contaminated soils, a pre-design investigation to better understand and address contaminated soils on certain parcels, a protective cap at the Calabrese Parcel, and the implementation of environmental land use restrictions across the site. Design of the site’s remedy is underway.

 

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Emergency Response and Removal

Site cleanup has also included removal actions, or short-term cleanups, to address immediate threats to human health and the environment. In 1998, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CTDEEP) removed 2,300 tons of contaminated soil and 18 capacitors from the Calabrese Parcel.

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