Thursday, July 14, 2005

Connecticut's Investigation of the New Haven Sewage Spill is at 75 Days and Counting

It’s been 75 days since New Haven’s sewage plant spilled 12 million gallons of sewage into Long Island Sound, and 70 days since Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal issued a statement saying the state was actively investigating the cause.

Here’s what Blumenthal said in an e-mail statement back in early May:

The sewage spill in the Morris Cove neighborhood of New Haven on April 30 is a very serious and urgent concern. I understand that DEP is continuing its active investigation. This factual investigation should provide a full understanding of the cause, nature and extent of the spill. We then will determine, in cooperation with DEP, what legal action under the water pollution laws may be appropriate. I am strongly committed to the protection of Long Island Sound from all encroachments and damage, whether from sewage or unnecessary and inappropriate utility projects. Long Island Sound is a precious and irreplaceable resource, and I will continue to fight to protect it.

I guess I didn’t realize an investigation of a sewage spill would take so long. Has anybody been questioned? Have any documents been reviewed? Has any assessment been done of the damages to natural resources? Has Blumenthal consulted with the DEP yet on possible legal action? Has anyone from the state even put in a call to the people who run the New Haven plant?

If anyone knows the answers to these questions, feel free to drop me a line.


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