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Open house and public meeting on UConn Landfill
(Released: 3/24/00)

By Karen Grava, Office of University Communications

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 documents.

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