Connecticut enjoys a rich heritage of farming and manufacturing. Both activities employed toxic or hazardous substances that were often disposed of on or near the property. Some may occur on lands now being set aside for open space, perhaps by land trusts. The land trust may be able to escape liability for clean up of hazardous waste that was dumped on a property under previous ownership if, prior to acquisition, the trust carried out a thorough inspection of the property and investigated previous ownership and uses. Check back soon for more information or contact Executive Director Amy Blaymore Paterson at email@example.com.