Stamford homeowners fear transit construction project poses health risk

? Stamford residents fear a transit construction project will expose them to toxic chemicals. Demolition is underway for the $49-million Stamford Urban Transit project. It?s supposed to improve travel,

News 12 Staff

Mar 4, 2006, 12:19 AM

Updated 6,653 days ago

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Stamford homeowners fear transit construction project poses health risk
? Stamford residents fear a transit construction project will expose them to toxic chemicals.
Demolition is underway for the $49-million Stamford Urban Transit project. It?s supposed to improve travel, but residents worry they will be exposed to lead, asbestos and dangerous gases. Those chemicals have been found near Atlantic, Canal and Elm streets. Stamford resident Johnna Paradis is especially worried about the safety of children and the elderly. She says engineers have not addressed the risks.
Assistant City Engineer Louis Casolo says consultants are monitoring the project and there is no need to worry. Casolo also promises to update the city?s Web site to better inform residents about the project.
Related link: City of Stamford Project Manager 203-977-5796


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