Sporting Goods Properties, Inc. (SGP) has made considerable progress investigating and addressing onsite impacts resulting from past industrial uses. All corrective measures are performed under a Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) ¬ß3008(h) consent order with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). Both USEPA and the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CTDEEP) provide oversight of the corrective measures remedy selection and implementation.
USEPA has determined that, in the near term and under current property use, potential exposures are under control and do not pose an immediate concern.
Ongoing corrective measures include the removal of unexploded ordnance (UXO) and materials related to the past manufacture and testing of large and small caliber munition.¬† Since 2002, approximately 344 acres, representing more than 80% of the site, have been screened and cleared for the presence of UXO. In addition, groundwater is monitored and sampled on a regular basis to ensure conditions do not present a risk to the community.
SGP is working with USEPA and CTDEEP to develop and implement a plan for the removal of unexploded ordnance (UXO) and materials from sediment in Lake Success.¬† SGP is currently evaluating options for how to safely remove and destroy these munitions, ensuring the lake ecology is maintained in the process.
Community Advisory Panel
A Community Advisory Panel (CAP) representing a broad cross-section of the community serves as a conduit for information regarding the environmental investigation and remediation of the Lake Success property.¬† SGP holds CAP meetings twice per year, typically in October and May. These meetings are open to the public and include a presentation on site progress and anticipated work in the coming months. The next CAP meeting will be held on¬†Tuesday October 11, 2016, from¬†5:45pm-7:00pm¬†at the Summerfield United Methodist Church, located at 110 Clermont Avenue, Bridgeport, CT.
Site tours will be held on Wednesday September 21, 2016.¬† Tours will be held on the hour, and will start at 11 AM, and the last one will start at 6 PM.