September 16, 2007

Topic: DrainageNews - City Works To Secure Mill After Pipes Stolen - TheDay

Norwich — City officials are working with the owner of a large vacant mill on Franklin Street to improve security at the site after vandals recently removed copper piping from the building's sprinkler system. The piping has been repaired, but city officials remain concerned, with a recent rash of copper thefts in the region and the mill's location in a densely populated downtown neighborhood. Mozinia said he has read recent news stories involving copper thefts throughout southeastern Connecticut and believes state and local governments could reduce the problem by ordering scrap metal yards to stop buying from "walk-ins. The price of copper has increased five-fold in the past six years, and thefts of copper from commercial buildings and homes also have increased. In another case, the former director of facilities at Mystic Seaport was arrested by Stonington police for allegedly ordering more than $45,000 worth of copper wire for the museum and then selling it to scrap yards and keeping the money. For the best site experience, please use a non-beta version of Internet Explorer 6+, set the screen resolution to 1024×768, and enable JavaScript and Cookies. read me

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