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Joe Courtney

Sen. Richard Blumenthal Marks Cleanup Of Former EPA Brownfield Site At Higganum Cove

HADDAM — With dazzling fall color and a freshwater tidal marsh as a backdrop, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Monday lauded a federal and state cleanup effort that transformed a polluted factory site near the Connecticut River into a nature park. "Sometimes government works," said Blumenthal, who was joined by U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, at the ceremony to celebrate the cleanup of the Higganum Cove superfund site. "Before men polluted this site, it was a natural wonder — and it is a natural wonder again." About 50 people gathered for the event at the restored 12-acre factory property on Depot Road, which was the focus of a yearlong cleanup by the federal...