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“Investing in our community by cleaning up contaminated brownfield sites in Southwest Connecticut boosts our economy,” remarked U.S. Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT 4th).
The federal agency requires the town to provide information within 10 days of receipt about what action it will take to address the PCB contamination.
Frey’s has been generating perc sludge since 2006, according to the consent agreement, including tainted water, contaminated lint and spent perc filter cartridges.
The nonprofit will use the funds to restore 2.5 acres of wetland along the Saw Mill River at the northern end of Yonkers.
The product is designed to protect people from tick and mosquito bites for up to 12 hours.
“Yet the Trump EPA has abandoned its responsibilities – repeatedly failing to act to control smog pollution that jeopardizes New Yorkers’ health," New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman said.
The funds will be used to monitor Long Island Sound embayments in New York and Connecticut, as well as collect and analyze trash in the Bronx River.
“Cities and towns across Connecticut have hundreds of acres of abandoned industrial sites that are just waiting to be cleaned up and put back onto the tax rolls,” Esty said.
The coalition is accusing the Environmental Protection Agency of failing to live up to its mandate to control methane pollution.
Recipients include Stamford's Charter Oak Communities and Bridgeport’s Center for Ecological Technology.
Several companies headquartered in Connecticut and New York have been recognized by federal Environmental Protection Agency for their efforts to reduce green house gas emissions.