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Western Middle School Fields Environmental Testing Results Released
Fields Closed as a Precaution Until Further Notice

Environmental testing conducted this summer on soil samples from the Western Middle School (WMS) fields indicate levels of environmental constituents that exceed the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CTDEEP) residential direct exposure criteria in portions of the fields. Concentrations of the constituents identified do not exceed Federal or State regulatory thresholds requiring immediate reporting or action. However, based on these results, and after initial consultation with the Town and State Departments of Public Health, the Western Middle School fields were closed until further notice as a precautionary measure. Although we are not obligated by State or Federal standards to close the fields based on these initials findings, First Selectman Peter J. Tesei and Interim Superintendent of Schools Salvatore Corda, agree with Town DPH recommendations that it is in the best interest of students, families, staff and the community to close the fields until such time as a plan of action can be developed and implemented.

3/24/17: Western Middle School Fields Update: Site Sampling and Testing Resumes (En Español)

11/16/16: Western Middle School Fields Update: Additional Details Provided on Initial Delineation Soil Sampling; Next Round of Soil Sampling Authorized to Begin

11/4/16: Western Middle School Fields Update: Lead and Chlordane Areas Successfully Delineated; PCB Areas Require Further Soil Sampling to Complete Delineation (En Español)

10/6/16: WMS Fields Update: Environmental Consultants Authorized to Begin Next Steps in Testing Fields

9/27/16: Community Forum: Western Middle School Fields Flyer (En Español)

* Audio/Visuals from Fourm: Presentation Powerpoint | Forum Video (Vimeo link)

9/23/16: Western Middle School Fields Update - CT Department of Health Concurs with HHRA; Offers Additional Recommendations (En Español)

9/7/16: Surficial Soil Investigation Report for Western Middle School Fields

9/7/16: Human Health Risk Assessment (HHRA) for Western Middle School Fields

8/31/16: Joint Town of Greenwich and Greenwich Public Schools Press Release (En Español)