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 in the Project Reports section below.
More information is available on the Landfill Remediation Project including the Hillside Environmental Education Park (HEEP).
Landfill Remediation Project Reports
2011 – Wetland Mitigation Monitoring Report 4
2010 – Wetland Mitigation Monitoring Report 3
2009 – DEP Approval to Discontinue Quarterly Progress Reports
2009 – Wetland Mitigation Monitoring Report 2
2009 – 3rd Quarter Progress Report
2009 – 2nd Quarter Progress Report
2009 – 1st Quarter Progress Report
2008 – Wetland Mitigation Monitoring Report 1
2008 – 4th Quarter Progress Report
2008 – 2nd Quarter Progress Report
2008 – 1st Quarter Progress Report
2007 – 4th Quarter Progress Report
2007 – 3rd Quarter Progress Report
2007 – 2nd Quarter Progress Report
2007 – 1st Quarter Progress Report
2006 – 4th Quarter Progress Report
December 2005 Update Newsletter
2004 – Wetland Mitigation Plan
October 2004 Update Newsletter
April 2004 Update Newsletter
Fall 2003 Newsletter
Fall 2002 Newsletter
Readers Guide To The Technical Memorandum On Supplemental Engineering Alternatives Analysis
Readers Guide To The Closure Plan, UConn Landfill And Former Chemical Pits
Reader’s Guide To The Draft Final Action Plan