510 Grand Avenue New Haven, Connecticut - Mill River
Why has the state allowed this contaminated site to sit for so long? This should be urgent priority. The city knew that there was 4,300 gallons of contaminated oil (http://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/english_station_spencer/
), and now a spill has occurred in the Mill River, with the possibility of making its way into the Long Island Sound. Why isn't the city putting pressure on the owners to clean this up?
"The grounds of the former power plant are heavily contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, a cancer-causing agent, as well as heavy metals and other contaminants."
"The building floor is covered with a film that appears to be from spilled oil, he said. In addition, a number of aging 55-gallon drums of fluid were found."