EPA Superfund Program: SCOVILL INDUSTRIAL LANDFILL, WATERBURY, CT

Superfund Site Profile

www.epa.gov/superfund/scovill

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. Following short-term actions to protect human health and the environment, EPA selected the site’s long-term remedy in November 2013. Design of the site’s remedy is underway.


SITE STATUS

Construction
Complete?
No
Human Exposure
Status

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