Yaworski Waste Lagoon NPL Site

State TrusteeAO Bureau

Also Known As

Quinebaug River

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Case Status



Quinebaug River


Contaminants of Concern Include

Affected DOI Resources Include

Migratory Birds

Financial Summary

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Case Description

The five-acre Yaworski Lagoon Superfund Site is situated along the Quinebaug River in Canterbury, Connecticut. From 1950 to 1973, industrial byproducts, including solvents, paints, textile dyes, acids and various other wastes, were disposed of in an onsite lagoon. Leakage from the lagoon contaminated wetlands and the Quinebaug River with volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and metals, including copper, lead, zinc, cadmium and chromium. Contaminated surface water and sediments reduced the quality of the habitat for birds, fish and other wetland dependent animals.

Case Documents

 Document TypeDocument NameDocument Date


 Factsheet Fact Sheet 02/01/2010


 Consent Decree Consent Decree-Bemis and Pervel Industries 08/11/2000


 Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment Restoration Plan 02/01/2009

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Case Contact

New England Ecological Services Field Office

Concord, NH | (603) 223-2541 | http://www.fws.gov/newengland/

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