First Selectman Mike Tetreau announced today that the Exide Group and the Town of Fairfield will host a Public Informational Meeting regarding an update on the Mill River Cleanup on Monday, December 7, 2015 at 7:00 pm in Seminar Room 295 A&B at the Board of Education Offices, 501 Kings Highway East. Members of the public are 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 2015 and will give a preview of work planned for 2016. 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.
First Selectman Tetreau said, “Once the cleanup of the Mill River is complete, this entire brownfield area, when developed, will not only serve as a welcome addition to our tax base, but will also make this site an extended part of our beautiful and vibrant downtown, unifying and enhancing this end of the Post Road and making it a more appealing gateway to and from Southport.”
The CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has project information on its website http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2719&q=517076&depNav_GID=1654 and also has a fact sheet which can found at http://www.ct.gov/deep/lib/deep/water/tmdl/millriver/deepmillriver_factsheet_9_14.pdf.