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Public Session Scheduled to Update Citizens on Landfill Remediation (Released: April 2, 2002)

By Richard Veilleux, Office of University Communications

STORRS, Conn. -- Representatives of the University of Connecticut, federal and state environmental agencies, local officials and technical consultants will hold a public availability session on April 4 to update residents and answer questions regarding the University's landfill remediation efforts.

The "public availability session" will be held at the Storrs Friends Meeting House at the intersection of Hunting Lodge and North Eagleville roads. The schedule includes an open house from 4:30-6:45 p.m., a presentation and question and answer session from 7-8 p.m., and another open house from 8-9 p.m.

The presentation will focus on three aspects of the remediation project: a review of the public involvement process; an update on the project time line and key questions that will be addressed in the final report; and a summary of the latest round of residential well samplings.

Officials at the meeting will be available for one-on-one discussions during the open house portions of the meeting. There will be representatives from the state Department of Environmental Protection, the federal Environmental Protection Agency, the Town of Mansfield, the Eastern Highlands Health District, and the University's technical consulting team.

The consultants will review the schedule and highlight activities planned for the remainder of the project. The comprehensive project report and recommendations for remedial alternatives will be submitted to the state DEP this fall, with a public review to follow. Haley & Aldrich, consultants will also summarize the results of the most recent rounds of residential well sampling.

Members of the public who have suggestions for the agenda or questions they would like to see addressed during the session should contact DEP's site manager, Ray Frigon, at 860-424-3797.

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