TONIGHT: Public meeting on Mill River Cleanup

First Selectman Mike Tetreau announced that the Town of Fairfield will host a public informational meeting regarding the Mill River Cleanup Thursday, Feb. 26, at 7:30 p.m., in the APR/Cafeteria at Mill Hill School, 635 Mill Hill Terrace. The snow date is March 2, at 7:30, at Mill Hill School. Any member of the public is encouraged to attend this meeting to hear an update on the cleanup efforts and to ask questions.

During this meeting, representatives from the Exide Group, the owners of the property on the Post Road where the cleanup is taking place, and TRC Engineering, the firm that has been conducting the cleanup work on behalf of the Exide Group, will present information regarding work that was completed in 2014 and will give a preview of work planned for 2015. Cindy Cook of Adamant Accord will be facilitating the public meeting. A question and answer period will follow.

In addition to First Selectman Tetreau, representatives from the Harbor Commission, Shellfish Commission, Conservation Commission, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), staff from the Town’s Conservation and Public Works Departments and members of the neighborhood group FairPLAN will attend the meeting.

The Exide Group and the Town of Fairfield hope to complete the dredging activities in 2015.

First Selectman Tetreau said, “Once the cleanup is complete, this long-term brownfield can become a productive part of our town and tax base.”

The CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has project information on its website at ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2719&q=517076&depNav_GID=1654 and also has a fact sheet which can found at ct.gov/deep/lib/deep/water/tmdl/millriver/deepmillriver_factsheet_9_14.pdf.

Barry Culp, senior project manager for TRC showing First Selectman Mike Tetreau the clarifiers at the clean up site.

Barry Culp, senior project manager for TRC showing First Selectman Mike Tetreau the clarifiers at the clean up site.

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