The Turkey Brook Oil Site is a property with an active commercial building located at 20 McLennan Drive, Oakville, Connecticut. The building contains an automotive parts manufacturing business. The business is operating on the property as a tenant.
On August 31, 2012 a sheen was reported in Turkey Brook, in an area which is located between two manufacturing facilities. To the east of Turkey Brook is Quality Automatics and to the west is Rintec Corporation. The sheen was reported to the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CTDEEP). The CTDEEP sent a responder to the scene to gather more information and investigate the potential source of the spill. Upon arrival at the scene, the CTDEEP deployed absorbent boom to mitigate further impact from the spill. The owner of Quality Automatics assumed responsibility for the release and agreed to implement clean up and remediation actions with CTDEEP providing agency oversight.
On October 9, 2012, the PRP contacted the CTDEEP, notifying them that they were financial unable to continue clean up actions at the site. CTDEEP assumed control of the response and proceeded with boom deployment and associated clean up actions. Clean up actions consisted of continual replacement of absorbent boom in three locations on Turkey Brook and the installation of an oil recovery system.
On July 25, 2013, CTDEEP requested assistance from the US EPA with the source removal actions currently on going at the site.
On August 22, 2013, the OSC initiated an emergency action to remediate the visible sheen on Turkey Brook and to prevent further oil from migrating and contaminating areas downstream from the site. On August 23, 2013 the tenant and the property owner signed the Notice of Federal Assumption of Responsibility (NOFAR) which allows EPA to conduct response activities as appropriate to mitigate the actual release and the threat of further release at the site.