Sunday, November 13, 2011

Will Greenwich Make Good to the Oysterman Whose Business Was Shut Down by the Town's 40-60,000 Gallon Sewage Spill?

The Town of Greenwich spilled 40,000 to 60,000 gallons of raw sewage into a cove on Long Island Sound, shutting down Jardar Nygaard and his Fjord Fisheries oyster business for at least 10 days.

Nygaard is rightly upset because the holidays are coming and he has orders to fill. The Greenwich Time reported:

Nygaard is concerned about the effect the closure will have on his business, especially with the Thanksgiving holiday less than two weeks away.

"When you miss key dates on deliveries you lose customers, and you lose them for good," he said.

Whether sewage spills are accidents or not, they generally are permit violations.

I would hope the Town of Greenwich makes restitution somehow to Nygaard, or that Nygaard is successful in a natural resources damages suit.


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