Hearing process to begin on Exide cleanup

Beneath the surface of the lower Mill River lies lead and other waste from the former Exide battery plant. The company has announced a plan to clean the river, but some neighbors and conservationists fear what the work could stir up.

Beneath the surface of the lower Mill River lies lead and other waste from the former Exide battery plant. The company has announced a plan to clean the river, but some neighbors and conservationists fear what the work could stir up.

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has begun a hearing process on the proposed Mill River cleanup after receiving more than 150 signatures calling for a review.

Only 25 signatures were needed to force a hearing on Exide’s proposal to remove contaminants from the river near the former car battery factory on the Post Road.

The permitting process for Exide’s plan is now on hold until a remediation plan is finalized.

First Selectman Michael Tetreau and other town officials recently joined state Sen. John McKinney, Rep. Brenda Kupchick, Rep. Tony Hwang and Rep. Kim Fawcett to discuss the cleanup with state officials in Hartford.

Updates will be posted as they become available.

Information on the project can be found at the DEEP site at ct.gov.

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