Beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 28, work will begin to remove the underground storage tank located adjacent to Abrahms Hall, as required—due to age—by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Minor disruptions to pedestrian and vehicular traffic in the vicinity of Abrahms Hall are possible at times during the duration of the project, which is expected to last three to four days. Access in and around the site—including to the Gray Center loading dock and Wilde Auditorium—will be maintained.
Tomorrow's work will focus on preparing the site and pumping out the contents of the tank, according to John Michalewicz, senior director of facilities. Next steps include exposing the tank, removing remaining sludge, disconnecting the tank, and testing the soil. The tank will then be removed the following day as the area is filled back in and the grade restored.