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Public Hearing on Cleanup Plan for the Solvents Recovery Service Superfund Site in Southington, CT Public Comment Period Extended to Aug. 8

Release Date: 06/30/2005
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Contact: Jim Murphy, Community Affairs Office, (617) 918-1028

For Immediate Release: June 29, 2005; Release # jm050601

BOSTON - A public hearing to accept comments on a comprehensive proposal to complete the final phase of cleanup at the Solvents Recovery Service of New England, Inc. Superfund Site on Lazy Lane in Southington, CT will be held on Thurs. June 30.

The formal public hearing to accept written or oral comments from citizens and public officials will be held tomorrow, June 30 at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber at Southington Town Hall, 75 Main Street. The public comment period on the cleanup proposal has been extended by 30 days, until Aug. 8. Written comments must be received by EPA no later than August 8, and can be submitted via mail or e-mail. Comments should be sent to Karen Lumino, U.S. EPA, One Congress Street, Suite 1100 (HBT), Boston, MA 02114 or to

The cleanup plan proposed by EPA is projected to cost $29 million and includes heating, capturing, and treating waste oils and solvents in the groundwater; excavating, consolidating and capping contaminated soil and wetland soil onsite; and continuing to pump and treat contaminated groundwater. There will also be restrictions on uses of the site property and groundwater, and long term monitoring of the cap and groundwater to ensure that the cleanup remains protective of human health and the environment for the future.

A copy of the proposed plan along with other technical documents related to the site is available for review at the Southington Public Library, 469 Main Street Southington, and the EPA Records Center at 1 Congress Street in Boston, hours: M - F, 10 am to 5 pm. Copies of the plan will be available at the public hearing and the plan is also available online at:

Related Information:
Solvents Recovery Service of New England (SRSNE) Fact Sheet
Cleanup Process
Superfund in New England