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PROSPECT,  Connecticut
Street Address: 214 NEW HAVEN ROAD (ROUTE 69)
Zip Code: 06712

EPA ID #: CTD055315469, CTBFN0103043
Site ID #: 0103149, 0103043
Site Alias: US Cap
Type of Funding: Targeted Brownfields Assessment

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Current Status
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The site, located at 214 New Haven Road (Route 69) in Prospect, Connecticut, consists of a 5.1-acre parcel of industrially-zoned land. There is a 21,116-square-foot one-story cinder block-constructed building which has been abandoned and is in disrepair, with numerous swatches of graffiti on the outside walls. The site has two private drinking water wells. In 1961, Jaymax Precision, Inc., (Jaymax) developed the site and manufactured screw machines until March of 1982. The processes they employed included machining, degreasing in a vapor degreaser, and cold degreasers, followed by a tumbling and bright dipping in nitric acid solution baths. In 1983, the Connecticut Development Authority (CDA) purchased the property after Jaymax went out of business and removed hazardous waste materials left by Jaymax. In 1983, CDA sold the property to U.S. Cap and Jacket which produced caps and jackets for the military and the general population using a silk screen process until 1990. After the company lost its U.S. Navy contract, Bank Boston sold off all workable assets of U.S. Cap and Jacket in a public auction in August of 1990.

Via EPA's Brownfields program, a Targeted Brownfields Assessment (TBA) was completed in January 2000.

In December 2000, EPA's Superfund Program conducted a site investigation and documented numerous areas of solvent contaminated soil and several underground storage tanks that contained solvents. A short term cleanup (REMOVAL) at the site was started on 9/24/01 and was completed on 12/31/01 at a cost of $406,000. EPA excavated 300 tons of solvent contaminated soil and removed four underground storage tanks. 2,500 gallons of solvents were shipped to United Industrial Services, Meridan, Connecticut, for disposal.

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Abandoned site building prior to cleanup.

Links to Other Information
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Disclaimer Instructions about PDF

Town of Prospect Web Page  

Public Record Locations
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OSRR Records and Information Center, 1st Floor, 5 Post Office Square, Suite 100 (HSC), Boston, MA 02109-3912 (617) 918-1440

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EPA Project Manager
Address: One Congress Street, Suite 1100 (HBT), Boston, MA 02114-2023
Phone #:617-918-1248
E-Mail Address:mckeown.amyjean@epa.gov
Additional Comments:On-Scene Coordinator for Superfund Removal Action

EPA Project Manager #2
Address:One Congress Street, Suite 1100 (HBR)
Boston, MA 02114-2023
Phone #:617-918-1389
E-Mail Address:byrne.james@epa.gov
Additional Comments:Brownfields Program

State Contact
Address:CTDEP, 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT 06106
Phone #:860-424-3786
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Local Contact
Address:36 Center Street, Prospect, CT 06712
Phone #:203-758-4461
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