On June 26, 1998 the Department of Environmental Protection issued a Consent Order to the University of Connecticut. The order required UConn to thoroughly evaluate the nature and extent of soil, surface water and groundwater pollution emanating from the University's former landfill, former chemical pits and an ash disposal site known as F Lot. The order also required UConn to propose and implement remedial actions necessary to abate the pollution.
The UConn Landfill Remediation Project is the process that UConn undertook to comply with the order.
After five years of planning, investigation and permit applications, implementation of the Remedial Work Plan for the UConn landfill and former chemical pits began in July 2006 and was completed in Summer 2008. Currently, we continue to monitor and maintain the wetlands and remediation systems.
Detailed information is available on the Project Reports page. The Project Reports site is maintained by University Communications.
Updated: Wednesday, November 4, 2009
For additional information on the Landfill Remediation Project including the Hillside Environmental Education Park (HEEP) please click here.