Public Comments Sought on Stratford Army Engine Plant Project

December 3, 2019

The United States Army Corps of Engineers is seeking public comment before next week’s meeting on its plans to clean up nearly 50 acres along the Housatonic River on the site of the Stratford Army Engine Plant.

The comment period runs through December 13, but residents are encouraged to submit comment before the meeting next week, which is scheduled for 6 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Baldwin Center, 1000 W. Broad St. Stratford.

Written comments on the proposed plan may be sent to:
Erika L. Mark
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
New England District (USACE)
696 Virginia Road
Concord, MA 01742-2751
Email: [email protected]

The Stratford Army Engine Plant plan calls for dredging up nearly 300,000 cubic yards of contaminated sediment. The most contaminated dirt, about 140,000 cubic yards, will be hauled away, and about 130,500 cubic yards will be used in the redevelopment of the property. The wetlands are contaminated by a host of PCBs, metals like arsenic, mercury and cadmium, and other dangerous substances.

The proposed plan and records can be viewed online here:
https://www.nae.usace.army.mil/Missions/Projects-Topics/Army-Engine-Plant-Environmental-Restoration-Project/.

Direct link to plan: https://www.nae.usace.army.mil/Portals/74/docs/Topics/ArmyEnginePlant/ProposedPlan.pdf