UA-8412995-1 The Southport Globe: Revised plan to dredge lead from Mill River scrutinized

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Revised plan to dredge lead from Mill River scrutinized

Three town commissions are tentatively scheduled to meet Aug. 1 to review Exide Group Inc.'s revised plan to dredge lead-contaminated sediment from the Mill River -- the final stage in renewed efforts to clean decades-old environmental pollutants from Exide's former car battery plant on the Post Road. The meeting, to include members of the Harbor Management, Shellfish and Conservation commissions, is tentatively set for 7 p.m. in the Education Center, 501 Kings Highway East, and may also include representatives from the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, according to First Selectman Michael Tetreau's office.
Town Attorney Stanton Lesser said Monday the purpose of the joint meeting is for all three commissions to recommend that an intervention filed on the dredging project by the town and a neighborhood group be withdrawn. Lesser said the decision is really up to Tetreau, and "I think he wants to hear, obviously, from all the commissions about what their thoughts are."

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