EPA Plans to Sell Property to Fund Cleanup

A lawsuit was filed on behalf of the EPA against the current and former owners of a 25-acre site in Greenwich, Connecticut. The EPA is trying to recover $500,000 in cleanup costs and has proposed selling the site as a way to reimburse the government. The property has had several different owners since the 1980s. An EPA inspection of the site in 2005 revealed numerous leaking 300 gallon containers of chemicals, over one hundred drums of hazardous materials, and hundreds more containers of laboratory chemicals and asbestos. The EPA cleaned the site several years ago and typically refers such cases to the Department of Justice to seek compensation from the owners.

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