EPA Superfund Program: SOLVENTS RECOVERY SERVICE OF NEW ENGLAND, SOUTHINGTON, CT

Superfund Site Profile

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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.


SITE STATUS

Construction
Complete?
No
Human Exposure
Status

Under Control
Contaminated Ground
Water Status
Under Control
Site-Wide Ready for
Anticipated Use?
No