Connecticut's Sewage Spill "Investigation" -- Six Months and Counting
In the meantime, here’s the text of an e-mail I sent the other day to Chris Hoffman, Blumenthal’s spokesman:
It has been six months now since 12 million gallons of raw sewage spilled from East Haven into a tributary of Long Island Sound. The Attorney General said at the time that this was a very serious matter and that the state was investigating. In fact here is the text of his statement, which you sent to me and presumably drafted:
"The sewage spill in the Morris Cove neighborhood of New Haven on April 30 is a very serious and urgent concern. I understand that DEP is continuing its active investigation. This factual investigation should provide a full understanding of the cause, nature and extent of the spill. We then will determine, in cooperation with DEP, what legal action under the water pollution laws may be appropriate. I am strongly committed to the protection of Long Island Sound from all encroachments and damage, whether from sewage or unnecessary and inappropriate utility projects. Long Island Sound is a precious and irreplaceable resource, and I will continue to fight to protect it."
Given that is has been six months, I am wondering:
1. if the investigation is continuing;
2. if the investigation has been completed and the results have been released but I missed them;
3. if the investigation has been completed and the results have not been released;
4. if there ever was an investigation.
Any insight into this that you can provide I will be happy to pass on to my readers. Thank you.