|STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Public Safety
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 3, 2010
Troopers from the Connecticut Office of State Fire Marshal, along with representatives from the CT. DEP, were assigned to respond to each of the 20 bulk facilities in Connecticut to conduct chemical tests to verify that the required odorant was present within the bulk propane gas storage units, as this gas is later shipped throughout Connecticut.
During the testing, nine of the facilities did not pass a field test and further testing was conducted using the DEP mobile lab which confirmed that the propane did not fall within the accepted required levels. The following distribution depots were issued a cease and desist order and will be required to provide the Office of the State Fire Marshal third party testing and documentation showing that the odorant has been added to the propane gas product waiting to be delivered. In addition the companies all bear the responsibility of notifying their costumers that have received deliveries that they have received a defective product and that the companies will be adding the odorant to the propane product.
The Daniels Propane Co., 201 Main St., Cromwell
Beemers Propane, 210 Commerce St., Glastonbury
All Gas Propane of Bloomfield
Suburban Propane of Derby
Amerigas, 275 S. Main St., Colchester
Amerigas, 400 Hartford Tpke., Hampton
Amerigas, 400 Eagles Nest Rd., Bridgeport
Hocon Gas, 106 Harris Dr., Torrington
Superior Propane, 7 Frog Hallow La Ellington
Inspectors from the Bureau of Engineering assisted with contacting the Connecticut vendors to conduct the voluntary testing. All of the local fire marshals were made aware of the incident and the findings of the DEP testing.
An investigation is continuing and is being conducted by Troopers from the Office of the State Fire Marshal.
Lt. J.Paul Vance