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About the Superfund Redevelopment Initiative

This nationally coordinated effort provides EPA and its partners with a process to return Superfund sites to productive use. Learn more at Superfund Redevelopment Initiative.

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Redevelopment at the Site

The Solvents Recovery Service of New England Superfund site is located in Southington, Connecticut. The site includes a 4-acre former operations area and a 42-acre groundwater contamination plume. A hazardous waste treatment and storage facility began operating at the site in 1955. During operations, spills occurred and operators stored process wastes in unlined lagoons. Site practices resulted in soil and groundwater contamination. In 1979, two public water supply wells downgradient of the site were found to be contaminated, and were closed. EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1983. In 1991, all activities at the site ended in preparation for facility closure under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). EPA conducted short-term cleanup activities to remove 19 drums of contaminated materials. Cleanup activities also include treating groundwater, consolidating and capping contaminated soil, monitoring, and restricting groundwater and land use. Cleanup is ongoing. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will use funds from potentially responsible parties to restore ecological habitat including waterways and natural resources affected by the site. Trail maintenance work along the Quinnipiac River, as well as the construction of a new section of the nearly 80-mile long Farmington Canal Heritage Trail, which runs across the site, will allow for recreational use. 

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Economic Activity at the Site

As of December 2017, EPA did not have economic data related to on-site businesses, or economic data were not applicable due to site use. View information about redevelopment economics at Superfund sites.

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