Potentially Contaminated Barrels will be Removed from Site
State Rep. Selim Noujaim, R-Waterbury, said workers will
be removing 30 drums of potentially hazardous material
beginning Thursday morning from the Calabrese portion of
the Scovill Landfill Superfund site on Store Avenue.
Rep. Noujaim said, “This is a very important project. Contaminated drums have been on the
site on Store Avenue for many years. Contractors for the federal Environmental Protection
Agency will be removing these barrels throughout the day on Thursday.”
Rep. Noujaim said he wanted to be sure that neighbors are aware of the activity and are
informed about the purpose. He has been instrumental in working with EPA since last year in
having the barrels removed.
As part of the EPA’s investigation of the site, it was determined that the drums have stored
waste water, some soil cleaned from a drilling rig during soil sampling as well as disposable
gloves and overalls.
During the Thursday activity, Rep. Noujaim said, workers may be wearing protective
clothing and respirators solely as a precaution against inhaling dust particulates. Throughout
the day, EPA contractors will be loading drums onto a truck and hauling them to a licensed
facility in Stoughton, MA.
Rep. Noujaim said the EPA expects to continue site investigation work this coming summer
and will hold a public meeting to discuss investigation results. Rep. Noujaim has been
working with former Waterbury Alderman Dennis Odle on making sure the drums are
Rep. Noujaim serves Waterbury’s 74th Assembly District in the state House of