The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is currently accepting public comments on a proposed cleanup plan for the Raymark Industries Inc. Superfund Site in Stratford, Connecticut, which was developed with community members and the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.
The proposed plan is part of the overall conceptual comprehensive approach and covers efforts for four of nine Operable Units (OUs). The actions, based on four separate feasibility study reports, will cost an estimated $95.7 million and cover OUs 2, 3, 4 and 6, or Groundwater, Upper Ferry Creek, former Raybestos Memorial Ballfield and additional properties. The public comment period is a perquisite of the EPA undertaking any actions, and the agency must finalize the plan before making any decisions on the remaining OUs.
The EPA is accepting public comments on the proposed plan until July 29. The agency will also meet with the public to offer more information on the plan several times during the public comment period. There will be a Public Open House on July 20 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Stratford High School, as well as a Public Informational Meeting later that day at 7 p.m. On July 26, the agency will host a Public Hearing at the Stratford High School at 7:30 p.m.