Cause of Petroleum in Naugatuck River Was One-Time Issue: DEEP

Crews from the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection responded to the Naugatuck River near downtown Seymour to investigate the cause of a sheen that was seen on the river yesterday and said it appeared to be from a small one-time release. 

DEEP said they were looking into the source of a petroleum discharge that pooled up around the fish ladder in downtown Seymour and determined that this was not a significant ongoing issue.

Crews have left the scene.

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