Elected officials and the EPA highlight cleanup efforts at Raymark Industries Superfund site

Cleanup and restoration efforts were ordered following dangerous levels of pollution and contamination at the site.

Robyn Karashik

May 13, 2024, 9:29 PM

Updated 15 days ago


Elected officials and the Environmental Protection Agency were in Stratford on Monday to highlight progress made at the Raymark Industries Superfund site.
The EPA proposed the cleanup plan in August 2023 after identifying nine operative units where cancer-causing agents – lead and asbestos – were dumped in Stratford soil and groundwater.
The EPA reports 28 properties have been cleaned up and 100,000 cubic yards of contamination has been removed.
“This kind of degradation clearly has costs and we all pay them when we permit anyone, any company to degrade and destroy the environment,” said Sen. Richard Blumenthal. “We’re all paying. Including wildlife, habitats, the fiscal costs.”
Cleanup efforts were made possible by $113 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding.

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