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News Release from Region 01 EPA:

EPA Analysis Shows Decreased Toxic Chemical Releases in Connecticut in 2015
Ten-year trend shows major reductions of emissions in New England
01/12/2017
Contact Information:
David Deegan
(deegan.dave@epa.gov)
617-918-1017  

BOSTON - EPA's most recent Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) data is now available for the reporting year of 2015. In Connecticut, the reporting data show that overall releases of pollutants to the environment decreased since the previous reporting year (2014). Further, the analysis shows a decrease of more than 68 percent for reported chemical releases in Connecticut from 2005 to 2015.

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In Connecticut, 272 facilities reported in 2015 approximately 1.5 million pounds (a decrease of 411,747 pounds, or 21.4 percent). Since 2005, reporting facilities in Connecticut have reduced their releases from 4.8 million pounds to 1.5 million pounds (68.8 percent).

Click here for the full news release or for TRI Analysis for Connecticut (go.usa.gov/x9Pqe)

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TRI Analysis for Connecticut (go.usa.gov/x9Pqe)
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Rivers Alliance Comments on PB 5406 AAC Authorizing the Increase in the Maximum Amount of Hazardous Waste Stored at Certain Commercial Facilities

(oppose as written)
FOR THE ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE
PUBLIC HEARING TESTIMONY OF RIVERS ALLIANCE OF CONNECTICUT
FEBRUARY 13, 2015
To the Chairmen: Sen. Ted Kennedy Jr. and Rep. James Albis And to Members of the Committee

PB 5406 on storage of hazardous waste raises numerous red flags. Increasing the allowable storage quantity six-fold is a major change, and would appear imprudent even if the increase is permitted under federal law. We are a densely populated state, with considerable groundwater and soil pollution, and limited resources for inspecting hazardous waste sites and enforcing protections. If there is a true emergency and the applicability of the bill were to be limited to that emergency, of course we would reexamine the issue.


Hazardous-Wastewater Treatment Facilities in Connecticut

(October 2014)

Rivers Alliance is researching Connecticut’s three hazardous-wastewater treatment facilities with help from the Geoffrey C. Hughes Foundation. Here is brief summary of the facilities’ performance

Clean Harbors of Bristol

Noncompliance in Most Recent 12 Quarters Reported:

  • Clean Air Act: 0 quarters noncompliance; 0 in significant violation.
  • Clean Water Act: 11 quarters in noncompliance; 0 in significant violation; 1 informal enforcement action (NOV, notice of violation).
  • RCRA (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act): 5 quarters in noncompliance; 0 in significant violation; 1 informal enforcement action (letter).

Trebede Treatment & Recycling (in Bridgeport)

Noncompliance in Most Recent 12 Quarters Reported:

  • Clean Air Act: 9 quarters in noncompliance; 0 in significant violation.
  • Clean Water Act: 11 quarters in noncompliance; 4 in significant violation; 2 informal enforcement actions (NOVs). RCRA: 4 quarters of 12 in noncompliance; 0 in significant violation; 2 informal enforcement actions (letter and field notice).
  • Case History: Federal fine, $26,000, 2009.

Trebede Treatment & Recycling (in Meriden)

Noncompliance in Most Recent 12 Quarters Reported:

Clean Air Act: 0 quarters noncompliance; 0 in significant violation.

Clean Water Act: 10 quarters in noncompliance; 0 in significant violation.

RCRA: 12 quarters in noncompliance; 0 in significant violation.

Case History: State Consent Order $31,000, 2010

 

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