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EPA Says It Will Fine Owners Of Former Power Plant Site Over PCBs

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut and federal officials are taking action against the owners of a former power plant in New Haven because of problems with the disposal of toxic materials.

The New Haven Register reports that the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection recently issued a cease-and-desist order for all redevelopment activity at the former English Station plant. State officials say the owners haven’t received approval yet for their toxic material disposal plan.

The federal Environment Protection Agency, meanwhile, has notified the owners that it intends to fine them. The EPA says transformer oil to be removed from the site was mislabeled as containing low levels of PCBs, when it actually had high levels.

The owners, Evergreen Power and ASNAT Realty, have said an analysis of the PCB levels was misread.
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Information from: New Haven Register, http://www.nhregister.com

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