English Station

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South face of English station

English Station is an abandoned thermal power plant. It occupies eight acres of land on Ball Island in the Mill River.[1] It was constructed from 1924 to 1929. The plant operated as a coal- and oil-fired power plant for United Illuminating until it stopped electricity-generating operations in 1991.

The site, which United Illuminating sold in 2000, is known to be heavily contaminated with asbestos and PCBs.[2] In 2013, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection mandated its owners clean the site of environmental pollutants.[3]


  1. ^ New Haven Independent - Who's to Blame for English Station?
  2. ^ Leff, Laurel (19 August 2011). "Demolition Derailed; English Station In Limbo". New Haven Independent. Retrieved 30 July 2014. 
  3. ^ Chedekel, Lisa (11 April 2013). "Connecticut officials order clean-up of former English Station power plant in New Haven". New Haven Register. Retrieved 30 July 2014. 

Coordinates: 41°18′26″N 72°54′25″W / 41.3072°N 72.9069°W / 41.3072; -72.9069