May 2, 2012 | last updated June 1, 2012 2:15 pm

EPA fines pair $89K for lead in CT, Maine housing

Two housing contractors will pay $89,300 in penalties for failing to disclose the presence of lead paint in leased housing on Navy bases in Groton and Kittery, Maine, authorities say.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Northeast Housing LLC and Balfour Beatty Military Housing Management LLC failed to alert military tenants, including nine households with children, about the existence of lead paint at base housing at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton and at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery.

The housing at both bases is owned by Northeast, a joint venture between the Navy and Balfour Beatty Communities LLC.

EPA said Northeast and Balfour cooperated with the agency in promptly correcting the violations and in reaching a quick settlement.

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