Connecticut Agency Still Awaits River Water Testing Results

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials are still awaiting the results of water and soil sediment tests taken after an estimated 300 gallons of chemicals spilled into the Quinnipiac River in Southington.

Department of Energy and Environmental Protection spokesman Dennis Schain said Friday the agency expects to receive the results over the weekend. Staff will review them on Monday and make a decision about whether the continuing environmental cleanup has been sufficient or whether more work needs to be done.

In the meantime, Schain says people still should not eat fish taken from the river between West Queen Street and downstream to Route 10 in Southington.

DEEP is also still advising the public to stay away from the river banks in the area where chemicals were released from a metal plating company.

 

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