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Community Open House on Well Sampling and Chemical Pits Investigation (Released: 11/30/00)

By Karen Grava, Office of University Communications

STORRS, Conn. -- The University of Connecticut announced that it will sponsor another open house for the Mansfield and University communities in conjunction with the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on Tuesday, Dec. 5, in the Town Council Chambers of the Audrey Beck P. Building (4 South Eagleville Road) from 4 to 7 p.m.

Residents, students and other interested parties are welcome to participate. There will be a presentation summarizing the results of recent residential well testing at 6:30 p.m.

The open house is part of the University's outreach effort to encourage Mansfield residents and the University community to participate in learning about and commenting on project activities that are part of the second phase of the former UConn landfill and closed chemical pits investigation.

The primary focus of the open house will be to present summary data on two parts of the on-going investigation of the former UConn landfill and closed chemical pits: the ongoing sampling of residential wells and late summer and early fall investigation and further remediation of the closed chemical pits. Seven wells were chosen by DEP for testing as part of an Interim Monitoring Plan, and results of this sampling, other on-going work and future sampling will be described.

In addition, there will be information on trenches excavated in the former chemical pits area in August and September, the analysis of samples taken from the site and a description of the remediation supervised by the project team.

Participants will be able to discuss the well sampling and chemical pits investigation with

project representatives from DEP, consultants from the Town of Mansfield, Eastern Highlands

Health District, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Connecticut Department of Public Health, and the University's consultant team.

Th open house is part of the University's outreach effort to encourage Mansfield residents and the University community to participate in learning about and commenting on project activities that are part of the second phase of the former UConn landfill and closed chemical pits investigation

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