DEEP: Site Clean-up Info for General Public/Homeowners

Information for General Public / Home Owners

Understanding Chemicals & Pollution

  • ToxFAQs (link to Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)) provides answers to the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about exposure to hazardous substances found around hazardous waste sites and the effects of exposure on human health.  Many ToxFAQ substance pages are available in Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, French, Haitian, Korean, Portuguese, and Vietnamese.
  • DEEP's Potable Water Program assists individuals whose drinking water supply well may be at risk of becoming polluted or have become polluted as a result of human activities. This page contains information about DEEP's potable water program, as well as fact sheets on lead, manganese, MTBE, and uranium in drinking water.
  • Clean-up Requirements - Connecticut's Remediation Standard Regulations
  • Understanding Groundwater
  • Significant Environmental Hazard Notification - Section 22a-6u of the Connecticut General Statutes requires the owner of property which is the source of pollution causing an environmental hazard to notify DEEP of such conditions.
  • Department of Public Health - Publications & Fact Sheets (link to DPH)
  • Pesticides (link to EPA)
  • Glossary of Clean-Up Terms (link to EPA)

Home Heating Fuel Tanks

What's in My Town?

Remediation / Site Clean-Up Programs

Other Related Info

  • Covenant Not to Sue - A covenant not to sue is an assurance that once a site is cleaned up to current standards, the Commissioner will not require any additional cleanup in the future. A covenant not to sue is a tool that allows redevelopment of contaminated properties without the risk of liability for historical contamination.
  • Environmental Land Use Restrictions - An ELUR is a binding agreement between a property owner and the Commissioner that is recorded on the municipal land records. The purpose of an ELUR is to minimize the risk of human exposure to pollutants and hazards to the environment by preventing specific uses or activities at a property or a portion of a property.
For additional information or assistance, please contact staff in the Remediation Division.

Content Last Updated July 8, 2019