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Fill Use Issues

This webpage was set up on August 9, 2019 to provide the public with ongoing information related to environmental testing.  The sites being tested are ones that received aggregate fill between 2013 and 2016 from the aggregate pile at the Public Works Yard.  Testing will be performed by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and Tighe and Bond, the LEP consultant hired by the Town.  This webpage is updated by the Health Department

Click here for information on fields and playscapes being tested by the Board of Education.

Testing Sites

On August 16, 2019 a list of twenty-one priority sites was compiled by the Town. On September 13, 2019 the Health Department released a supplemental list of sites.  These are sites that were identified by the Town as potentially receiving fill from the aggregate pile between 2013 and 2016.  

The Board of Education has decided to test all school fields and playscapes not on the Town's Priority Site List.  Click here for information on Board of Education sites.

Fill Use Testing Status

This table provides information on the testing and status of those priority sites (largely park areas and sports fields) that were identified by the Town as potentially receiving fill from the aggregate pile between 2013 and 2016.  The Board of Education has additionally decided to test all school fields and school playscapes.  A status of those school sites can be found here

Priority Site Testing Date(s) Results  Status
Burr School
(Soccer Field)
08-21-2019 08-21-2019 Results Open
Burroughs Park
(Soccer Fields)
08-23-2019 Phase 1
09-10-2019 Phase 2
08-23-2019 Phase 1 Results
09-10-2019 Phase 2 Results
Open - Partial Restrictions
Dougiello Softball Field
(field)
08-23-2019 08-23-2019 Results Open
Dwight School
(soccer field/baseball outfield)
08-20-2019 08-20-2019 Results Open
Gould Manor Park
(along sidewalk)
08-07-2019 Phase1
08-07-2019 Phase 2
08-15-2019
08-07-2019 Phase 1 Results
08-07-2019 Phase 2 Results
08-15-2019 Results
Remediation Plan
Open - Remediation in Progress
Holland Hill School
(soccer field)
08-21-2019 08-21-2019 Results Open
Jennings Beach
(playground grass)
08-22-2019 Phase 1
09-10-2019 Phase 2
08-22-2019 Phase 1 Results
09-10-2019 Phase 2 Results
Open - Partial Restrictions
Jennings School
(soccer field)
08-21-2019 Phase 1
09-10-2019 Phase 2
08-21-2019 Phase 1 Results
09-10-2019 Phase 2 Results
Open
McKinley Elementary School
(soccer field)
08-21-2019 08-21-2019 Results Open
Mill Hill School
(walkway to lower playground)
08-20-2019
09-09-2019
08-20-2019 Phase 1 Results
09-09-2019 Phase 2 Results
Closed
Mohegan L.K.M.
(conservation use)
Moved to Supplemental List TBD TBD
North Stratfield School
(soccer field)
08-21-2019 08-21-2019 Results Open
Old Dam Road
(tennis court job)
08-22-2019 Phase 1
09-11-2019 Phase 2
08-22-2019 Phase 1 Results
09-11-2019 Phase 2 Results
Open - Partial Restrictions
Oldfield
(soccer fields)
08-21-2019 08-21-2019 Results Open
Riverfield School
(fields)
08-20-2019 Phase 1
09-09-2019 Phase 2
08-20-2019 Phase 1 Results
09-09-2019 Phase 2 Results
Open
South Pine Creek
(soccer fields)
08-23-2019 Phase 1
09-11-2019 Phase 2
08-23-2019 Phase 1 Results
09-11-2019 Phase 2 Results
Open
Sullivan Football Fields
(fields)
08-22-2019 Phase 1
09-11-2019 Phase 2
08-22-2019 Phase 1 Results
09-11-2019 Phase 2 Results
Open
Town Hall
(soccer fields)
08-22-2019 Phase 1
09-09-2019 Phase 2
08-22-2019 Phase 1 Results
09-09-2019 Phase 2 Results
Open
Tunxis Hill
(soccer field)
08-23-2019 08-23-2019 Results Open
Fairifeld Woods Middle School
(soccer fields)
08-21-2019 08-21-2019 Results Open
Fairfield Woods Middle School
(Little league field & parking lot)
08-21-2019 08-21-2019 Results Open

 To view all documents associated with a particular site use the drop-down box below under 'All Documents' and select 'Testing Results and Other Related Documents'.

Testing Summary

The following two tables provide summary information as of September 30, 2019 on all environmental testing performed to date.  The first table lists schools.  The second lists parks and other priority locations.  These include testing done by both the Fairfield Public Schools and the Town.  

For more detailed information on each area tested, click here to view our new Testing Scorecard.

 SCHOOLS    
Location Number of Areas
Tested
Number Being Evaluated
for Remediation
Burr Elementary School  4 0
Dwight Elementary School 3 0
Fairfield Ludlowe High School 4 1
Fairfield Warde High School 3 0
Fairfield Woods Middle School 4 0
Holland Hill Elementary School 3 0
Jennings Elementary School
3 1; 1 pending test results
McKinley Elementary School
3 1
Mill Hill Elementary School
2 1
North Stratfield Elementary School
4 0
Osborn Hill Elementary School 1 pending test results
Riverfield Elementary School
Roger Ludlowe Middle School
2 0
Roger Sherman Elementary School
3 0
Stratfield Elementary School 3
 Totals: 47
4; 2 pending test results

 

 PARKS AND OTHER LOCATIONS    
Location Number of Areas
Tested 
 # Being Evaluated
for Remediation
Burroughs 2 1
Dougiello  1 0
Gould Manor Park 1
Jennings Beach 2
Old Dam Road 1 1
South Pine Creek Recreation Area 3 0
Town Hall
1 0
Tunxis Hill
1 0
Totals: 13
4

Testing Protocols

Click here to view a document explaining the protocols used when testing fill.

Timeline

This timeline provides chronological detail on key events related to the management of the aggregate fill pile between 2013-2016 and the Town's subsequent response to concerns about the use of fill on town park areas and sports fields.

Frequently Asked Questions

Click here to view a list of frequently asked questions related to fill testing.

Helpful Resources

Click here to view a video clip of CT Department of Health epidemiologist, Meg Harvey, providing comments and answers on fill use health risks at the August 21 2019  Fill Use public forum.

Use the links below to access helpful resources to better understand health issues associated with the materials found in the environmental testing, and about the remediation standards the Town is following.

Posted Documents

Use this dropdown box to view documents related to the testing of aggregate pile fill used at various Town sites: 

Listing files in 'Fill Use Issues'

Use this dropdown box to view posted documents related to the aggregate pile, including the testing of the pile itself:

Listing files in 'Reclamation Yard (Aggregate Pile)'

More Information

For more information or questions not addressed above, please e-mail fillusequestions@fairfieldct.org or contact the Health Department.