[CT Birds] Hammonasset and the Road Millings

Frank Mantlik mantlik at sbcglobal.net
Mon Jun 24 09:47:23 EDT 2013

Hi Patrick 
That sounds logical. The same exact thing happened at Sherwood Is State Park in Westport, I'm guessing 20+ years ago. The DOT conveniently dumped their asphalt scrapings - tons of it - on the formerly dirt and grass parking field for the East Beach. Like Hammo now, what were once productive rainpools ( for birds) are no longer present. And yes, there is probably a certain amount of petroleum leachate that comes out of those scrapings.
Frank Mantlik

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On Jun 24, 2013, at 8:41 AM, Pat <psmithct at sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> As an interesting aside to this ongoing conversation regarding the paving and the pools that have been filled in.  My room mate who doesn't even follow this blog drove home from the New Haven area to here in Waterford on I-95 noticed that the highway is being scraped near Hammonasset, and posited that what is really going on is that they needed a convenient place to dump the tailings from this work.
> The connection makes sense, and if so - obviously no natural or wetland concerns were part of the equation.  Only convenience for DOT.
> Patrick Smith
> Waterford CT
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