Open house and public meeting on
By Karen Grava, Office of
STORRS, Conn. -- The University of
Connecticut wants to remind residents there will be an open house
and public meeting on Tuesday, March 28 to present the results of
the preliminary investigation of the closed landfill and associated
sites to the community.
The event will take plan in the City
Council Chambers of the Audrey P. Beck Building (4 South Eagleville
Road). The open house will run from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., and the
public meeting will be at 7:00 PM.
Residents and UConn students,
faculty and staff are invited to the open house to talk with
federal and state regulators and consultants for the Town of
Mansfield and the University about the conclusions of the
preliminary investigation and to review the scope of work for the
next phase of the investigation. The informal setting permits
attendees to ask questions one-on-one and to review the documents
and materials supporting the conclusions.
At 7 PM, there will be a short
presentation on the preliminary investigation and an outline of the
scope of work for the next phase of work. Representatives of the
Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be present to
listen to community questions and concerns.
Copies of the documents and
executive summaries of the report are available in the Mansfield
Town Manager's office; at University Communications; in the
Mansfield Public Library; or at DEP in Hartford. The University
mailed a meeting notice and Reader's Guide to the Report to
more than 250 area residents earlier this month.
The open house and public meeting
are part of UConn's public involvement program for the landfill
project. Key issues raised at the meeting will be addressed in
writing and the results shared with the community.
DEP will conduct a public hearing on
the Final Draft Preliminary Hydrogeologic Investigation
Report and the Draft Final Supplemental Hydrogeologic
Investigation Scope of Work on April 26, also in Mansfield
City Council Chambers. DEP will then issue its final review of the