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Old 12-12-2018, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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https://www.wfsb.com/news/tolland-sc...ea5d4c757.html

Gets worse for Tolland - see article above about a middle school that has the problem too
Yikes! Thatís not good. I wonder if other large buildings will turn up with problems. Jay
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Old Yesterday, 05:13 AM
 
Location: Connecticut is my adopted home.
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We looked at a few homes in the Tolland area. What we couldn't figure out was why some of the newer 80s and up homes were as cheap or cheaper than some of the smaller older homes with all things being considered such as lot size. That's just not how things work in real estate. Then we did the research. Bullet dodged.

It's really unfortunate as that quarry seemed to have done a land office business in CT all over the state with Tolland being an epicenter.
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Old Today, 11:31 AM
 
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I had a feeling this would go beyond residential buildings. This problem is going to take decades to fix. The state can pay for testing pretty easily but going beyond that is going to take awhile. I predict a fair amount of people are going to move to more urban areas probably Hartford, New Haven, Springfield and maybe Worcester. People cannot pay for a house twice and frankly there might not be enough contractors to fix all of this. Even if funds from the Feds were there of billions how long would it take to replace tens of thousands of foundations?

The main fear in the back of my mind is anything with an environmental impact. Anything that burns a form of a fuel. Oil, gas, coal, wood etc. Anything that is the form of storage, especially of wastes and near bodies of water. If anything like that happens it is apt to create the potential for a superfund site which waves all local and state control.
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Old Today, 01:15 PM
 
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I pretty sure some Condo developments have been having issues with this as well. Makes it tricky buying a house for sure.
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Old Today, 02:52 PM
 
Location: OH>IL>CO>CT
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I pretty sure some Condo developments have been having issues with this as well. Makes it tricky buying a house for sure.
Yes, and sadly they are excluded from the CFSIC aid package:

https://www.courant.com/news/connect...115-story.html

"hope was shattered when CFSIC launched and Cranick noticed that the language in the bill passed by the state excluded condominiums from funding"
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