Portland Chemical Clean-Up
RFP- Portland Chemical Clean Up- Due 9/22/2006
After several years without receiving taxes for the property, the City foreclosed on
the land in 2000 to re-sell or redevelop it as a viable piece of industrial/commercial
In January 2001, a remediation program consisting excavation designed to address the
soil contamination unearthed previously unidentified drums containing various chemicals
and wastes. CT DEP was notified and required an emergency response to remove and
properly characterize and dispose the drums and wastes. The City cooperated with the
CT Department of Environmental Protection during the completion of an Emergency
Response to remove the buried drums and surrounding soil. As documented in the
Middletown Press, approximately 130 buried drums were unearthed and properly
disposed during this Emergency Response.
The City applied for $200,000 of grant money from the EPA to fully assess the
environmental quality of this Brownfield site. Middletown received these funds and
is currently assessing the site. The City is applying for a $200,000 EPA grant to
clean up the contamination identified on the site.
The approximately 3.1 acre subject site (the Site) consists of the rear lot of the
former Port-land Chemical Works facility. The Site had been developed and maintained
by former chemical distribution operations, including the Portland Chemical Works,
from 1962 to 1992.
The Site had been developed with above ground storage tank farm that was connected
via aboveground piping to a loading rack along the railroad spur and a drum filling
building on the southeast side of the Site. Other smaller shed buildings were located
on the east side of the Site. The tank farm, loading rack, storage sheds, and drum
filling building have been demolished. A railroad spur, railcar loading ramp, and
chain link fence are the only remaining developed features on the site. The remainder
of the site currently consists of low-lying marshy areas.
The Site is bounded on the north by Primary Steel, on the south by Town & Country
Toyota Dealership, on the east by Patriot Truck Equipment and Jukonski Truck Sales,
and on the west by Primary Steelís railroad spur. Site is accessible to Newfield
Street via Jukonski Mitsubishi Truck Sales.
Portland Chemical Clean-Up Grant Application
Portland Chemical Brownfields Grant
HRP QAPP Portland Chemical
Portland Chemical Site Map
Portland Chemical Site Plan