Tests find pesticides in wells near S...

Tests find pesticides in wells near Scofieldtown Park

There are 108 comments on the Stamford Advocate story from Aug 29, 2009, titled Tests find pesticides in wells near Scofieldtown Park. In it, Stamford Advocate reports that:

City tests in response to contamination found in Scofieldtown Park have shown three homes near the former landfill have toxic pesticides in their private well water that are above levels that are safe to drink.

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Westporter

Newark, NJ

#1 Aug 29, 2009
Its sad maybe now the planning zoning and safety officials start and learn what they have done for years.This is nothing new but in Ct it has always displayed a lack of understanding and profit first.For those effected employ some experts don't rely on the DEP go right to the EPA and as long as there is some court action the EPA comes in for the residents.
we pay

Buena Park, CA

#2 Aug 30, 2009
let the digging begin.........
Britemist

Clinton, CT

#3 Aug 30, 2009
The thing to remember is that not all things may be coming from the dump.
Spraying for termites uses these same pesticides and the scaring of these results may be an indication of that, not the dump.
Stamford Pedestrian

Durham, CT

#4 Aug 30, 2009
Shouldn't the City also test the Poorhouse Brook which runs near Scofieldtown Park? Its water flows into the Mill River and then the Sound.

If contaminates have gotten into the Poorhouse Brook's bed, the wetlands at the Bartlett, the pond at the Stamford Museum and Nature Center, etc., that will need to be cleaned up, too.

Fortunately, the dumping site is south of the reservoir.
Britemist

Clinton, CT

#5 Aug 30, 2009
Westporter wrote:
Its sad maybe now the planning zoning and safety officials start and learn what they have done for years.This is nothing new but in Ct it has always displayed a lack of understanding and profit first.For those effected employ some experts don't rely on the DEP go right to the EPA and as long as there is some court action the EPA comes in for the residents.
What if it came from homeowners spraying for termites?????

Since: Jan 09

Stamford, CT

#6 Aug 30, 2009
Wow -- what a GREAT opportunity for the Advocate to do some investigative journalism, and test the water in this neighborhood themselves. The city could delay the results of their own testing for months -- or at least until after the mayoral election. But a newspaper, on the other hand, could force this issue into the open in a timely, responsible, transparent fashion. Who knows, maybe the Advocate could even test the compost while they're at it, and give all the residents of Stamford some information that can be believed.
The City of Jerks

Mastic Beach, NY

#7 Aug 30, 2009
Well, at least now those few families will get something for the $10K+ per year that they pay in property taxes. Bottled water and a carbon filtration system may not be much, but it's more than the citizens of North Stamford get now (i.e., no city water, city sewer, city trash collection, fire coverage, etc).

If I lived north of the Merritt Parkway, I would organize a petition to secede from the City of Stamford and incorporate a new "Village of North Stamford" as a separate political entity. In the past, the towns of Glenbrook, Springdale, etc. were incorporated into the City. Why can't the reverse be accomplished for those people who pay a lot of the taxes but get almost no services in return? This legal play has succeeded in Westchester County. Why can't it work here?
john cage

Bridgeport, CT

#8 Aug 30, 2009
Britemist wrote:
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What if it came from homeowners spraying for termites?????
What if it came from aliens!!!!

Thats about as dumb as your comment.....but lets see.....

How much chlordane(which hasn't been used in homes for almost 40 years, would you need to leech down into a 300-400 foot deep artisan well.

We sprinkled Chlordane around the perimeter of our home for years in the sixties, and its never shown up in our well
Britemist

Clinton, CT

#9 Aug 30, 2009
john cage wrote:
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What if it came from aliens!!!!
Thats about as dumb as your comment.....but lets see.....
How much chlordane(which hasn't been used in homes for almost 40 years, would you need to leech down into a 300-400 foot deep artisan well.
We sprinkled Chlordane around the perimeter of our home for years in the sixties, and its never shown up in our well
So you shell out $300 to $500 a pop to test your water regularly for pesticides? I doubt it.
Where is the closet place to get it done?
john cage

Bridgeport, CT

#10 Aug 30, 2009
Britemist wrote:
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So you shell out $300 to $500 a pop to test your water regularly for pesticides? I doubt it.
Where is the closet place to get it done?
In our case, we had a lawsuit going against a builder who was blasting near our land and ruined a bunch of wells in the neighborhood, so our attorney took care of the testing. But you can go to the DEP website of pretty much any state and get that info, but the point being, that in a residential area you are NOT going to find levels of pesticides and heavy metals 5 and 10 times higher than the permissible limits simply as a result of domestic chemical usage. Underground aquifers act as a filter, so if you are finding high levels of contamination at the tap, there must be huge quantities of pollutants nearby.
Britemist

Clinton, CT

#11 Aug 30, 2009
john cage wrote:
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In our case, we had a lawsuit going against a builder who was blasting near our land and ruined a bunch of wells in the neighborhood, so our attorney took care of the testing. But you can go to the DEP website of pretty much any state and get that info, but the point being, that in a residential area you are NOT going to find levels of pesticides and heavy metals 5 and 10 times higher than the permissible limits simply as a result of domestic chemical usage. Underground aquifers act as a filter, so if you are finding high levels of contamination at the tap, there must be huge quantities of pollutants nearby.
Actually, according to all who work on such things, it is the homeowners who are responsible for 90% of all pesticide contamination in Residential areas.
CTM

AOL

#12 Aug 30, 2009
If you get your water from your own private well and live anywhere near any of these addresses you should have your water tested. 2405 Old Town Rd., Bpt., 46 Birch Hill Rd., Newtown, 12 Florence Drive,Shelton, Powhatten Trail, Southbury, 33 Cutlers Farm Rd., Monroe, 19 Nozzle Rd., Haddam, 415 and 425 Chamberlain Ave., Bpt., 866 and 876 Slyvan Ave., Bpt., 390 and 400 Pond St., Bpt., 27 Cutlers Farm Rd., Monroe, 675 West Ave., Milford, 95 Bayberry Lane, Westport, 62 Park Ave., Shelton or 462 Fan Hill Rd., Monroe. These are all sites from a suit that Blumenthal illegally dismissed from when he first took office. These dumps were made by the Cappoziello family, yes the same illegal dumpers that brought you "Mt. Trashmore" in Bridgeport. Despite what you might find on the web or Google, these crooks have never paid a dime for any of these crimes. I talked to the people livibg in it. You also will not find these sites on the D.E.P. list of contaminated sites as in both the A.G. and D.E.P. are doing their best to cover up these and even more sites. Funny in a sad way the D.E.P. gets a lot of money for Parks and virtually nothing for solid waste enforcement. Must be all the payoffs that keep those guys in the black.
Westporter

Newark, NJ

#13 Aug 30, 2009
Britemist wrote:
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What if it came from homeowners spraying for termites?????
35 years in the cleanup busiess working on GE subcntractors just alone in Ct tells me you need to gi deeper and find your old companies that simply made a bad batch and dumped it out the back door.Confusion in profit.

Ct is confused.

General Electric Company's operations at its Capacitor Products Division (GE Hudson Falls) plant site have resulted in the disposal of a number of hazardous wastes, including a variety of chlorinated volatile organic compounds ("VOCs"), semi-volatile organic compounds ("SVOCs"), and polychlorinated biphenyls ("PCBs"), at the site, some of which were released or have migrated from the site to its surrounding environs, including the Hudson River. These disposal activities gave rise to significant threats to the public health and the environment:

http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/6427... !OpenDocument

anywhere you look any city or town you had a little guy cutting corners for the big guy.
Eric Reynolds

Trumbull, CT

#14 Aug 30, 2009
The City of Jerks wrote:
Well,
If I lived north of the Merritt Parkway, I would organize a petition to secede from the City of Stamford and incorporate a new "Village of North Stamford" as a separate political entity. In the past, the towns of Glenbrook, Springdale, etc. were incorporated into the City. Why can't the reverse be accomplished for those people who pay a lot of the taxes but get almost no services in return? This legal play has succeeded in Westchester County. Why can't it work here?
That is a reverse of what North Stamford did in the 1940's.

Maybe they could also hir a Resident State Trooper for less than they pay now!
Refried

Waterbury, CT

#15 Aug 30, 2009
Britemist wrote:
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Actually, according to all who work on such things, it is the homeowners who are responsible for 90% of all pesticide contamination in Residential areas.
I was goung to stay out of this fray, but your comment is so moronic I have to enter. Your "data" refers to recent lawn pesticides, not the concentration of really ugly stuff found in the wells that obviously came from Scofield or a similar dump. The gentleman from Stratford is correct.
Refried

Waterbury, CT

#16 Aug 30, 2009
If I remember correctly, the report that was published last December (and is online) did note the presence of these chemicals, but claimed that they did not surpass the hazardous limits proscribed by the state or the feds.

What motivated this new study? Was it a refinement of the data, or was the data questionable from the first place? AND WHY did it take 9 months for anyone to retest? A test should take 1 to 2 weeks max for the lab to complete.
Griffin Dunne

AOL

#17 Aug 30, 2009
I used to live in that neighborhood. Very Merry Road is uphill from Poorhouse brook and Hannah's Road. How deep do the wells go there?
What is interesting is the number of residents of Hannah's Road who have died from cancer over the years. My brother tells me it iw way above what should be statistically normal and can be considered a cancer cluster.
That is something the DEP or EPA should look into.
hannahs road resident

Morristown, NJ

#18 Aug 30, 2009
Refried from Wallingford,
What is the online link to the report published in December?
CTM

AOL

#19 Aug 30, 2009
O.K. Westporter, why is it there are still no fish in the Housatonic River? It seems to fall in with "Mt. Trashmore" when 20 years later it still hasn't been all cleaned up and the crooks got away thanks to Blumenthal. This States politicians do a LOT of grandstanding and get away with it since all the TV stations here have no Ethics.
lower fairfield county

AOL

#20 Aug 30, 2009
i know if i had well water, i would be getting it tested myself..

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