Superfund Site: SOLVENTS RECOVERY SERVICE OF NEW ENGLAND
SOUTHINGTON, CT

Superfund Site Profile

www.epa.gov/superfund/srs

SITE BACKGROUND

The Solvents Recovery Service of New England site is located in Southington, Connecticut. Solvents Recovery Service operated a hazardous waste treatment and storage facility and received waste industrial solvents on site. Sludges were disposed of in two unlined lagoons from 1957 to 1967, when lagoons were drained and covered with fill. After the lagoons closed, wastes were burned in an open pit on site or disposed of off site. In the 1970s, the state ordered the end of incineration activities. Site cleanup is ongoing.