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As East Hartford was losing an oil distribution terminal, jobs were being lost and the town was facing the burden of owning crumbling oil tanks and polluted land. Conversion of this former industrial Connecticut riverfront property from “tank town” to the Connecticut River Academy, an environmentally themed magnet high school, has turned the riverfront into a state-of-the art learning facility, a destination for recreational activities and has generally improved the quality of life in the area. This paper describes the journey Goodwin College took over the past few years in turning this former eye sore into a green gem on the banks of the Connecticut River.
Brownfields, environmental policy, urban renewal, pollution control, Goodwin College
Environmental Policy | Environmental Sciences
Batts, Desmond and Morton, Bruce, "A Former Brown Field Turned Green" (2015). Student Presentations. Book 2.