PCBs Found in Fairfield, CT, Dredge Samples

Compo Beach Marina Being Dredged

Dredging Today: Exide Corporation and Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CTDEEP) have announced that the presence of Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were detected in select dredge sediment samples collected from the currently stockpiled dredge materials that are located on the former Exide site in Fairfield.

The presence of PCBs in the stockpiled dredge spoils has triggered a mandatory review by CT DEEP and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the framework of the Toxic Substances and Control Act.

The CTDEEP and EPA will review the new sampling data and will require additional authorizations prior to transporting the material for final disposal at a certified landfill facility.

Read more about the PCBs found in Fairfield dredge spoils.