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Bristol, Burlington Makes List of ‘Tens of thousands’ of Contaminated Sites

Lake Compounce entrance land that is designated a brownfield

There may be “tens of thousands” of contaminated sites across Connecticut, according to the state, among them 516 designated as brownfields.

The DEEP maintains a list of contaminated or potentially contaminated sites in every town, and includes whatever remediation may or may not have been attempted.

There are currently 516 brownfields on the DEEP list, 10 of them in Bristol, 1 in Burlington and 150 in Torrington made the list.

Typical  brownfields are abandoned factories, mills and warehouses that still have excessive traces of nitrogen, calcium, petroleum hydrocarbons arsenic, cadmium, lead, mercury or other harmful substances.

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