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DEEP Responding to Oil Spill in Sympaug Brook in Danbury


The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is overseeing the clean-up of an oil spill into the Sympaug Brook in Danbury, which flows into the Still River.

According to DEEP Emergency Response and Spill Prevention staff, the spill resulted from a hose failure at a manufacturing facility owned by Stanley Engineered Fastening, located at 4 Shelter Rock Lane, Danbury. About 1,800 gallons of waste oil containing metals was assumed lost, and while some was recovered from secondary containment, some released into the brook, resulting in a milky-white color.

Stanley has taken responsibility for the clean-up and has engaged Moran Environmental Recovery and Fuss & O’Neill to assist. 

The Danbury Health Department was also on scene to assess the impact. Though the impacted area is not believed to be an active area for recreation, the health department is recommending that fishing, bathing, or recreational activities do not occur in the affected areas until remediation is complete.

DEEP will continue to assess the situation and issue updates as needed.

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