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DEEP hearing set on Stewardship Permit for clean up of Old Newtown Road property

A virtual public hearing has been scheduled by the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection about a Stewardship Permit for clean up of an Old Newtown Road property in Danbury.  This is a renewal of a previously issued stewardship permit authorizing completion of corrective action including environmental investigation and remediation of the old Crown Risdon manufacturing property.  

The permit must be renewed every 10 years. 

The former cosmetic container manufacturer operated at 15 Old Newtown Road for nearly 50 years, starting in 1956.  Remediation began in 1981.  The main chemical on site is a common cleaning solvent used at the time. 

Maintenance and long term environmental monitoring must be conducted to ensure completed corrective actions remain effective into the future.  The permit allows for groundwater monitoring, and does not authorize treating, storing, or disposing of hazardous and solid wastes generated off-site.  The virtual hearing tonight will be held via Zoom at 6pm.  People interested can register in advance      

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Todd Schnitt

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