Groups Question Dredging of Mill River, CT

Fairfield Citizen: Exide Group Inc.’s proposal to dredge lead-contaminated sediment from the Mill River continued to be scrutinized by town officials Wednesday night [February 13], and they plan to bring their concerns to state elected officials.

“I think we ought to pursue some kind of contact with the first selectman’s office in terms of having legislators and the governor intercede to make sure our interests are really protected,” Robert Bilek, vice chairman of the town’s Shellfish Commission, said toward the end of a 90-minute meeting with 2 state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection officials in Sullivan-Independence Hall. “It, in effect, may come to nothing, but it’s worth at least showing our face over there.”

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