GHS Fields Remediation Project
In July 2011, during the course of excavation work for the Greenwich High School building project, unexpected soil conditions were discovered in the fields. Comprehensive air, water and soil sampling was conducted, revealing levels of contaminants in the soil above acceptable limits. Interim remediation strategies were implemented and the fields were cleared as safe for use. The Greenwich Public Schools/Board of Education and the Town of Greenwich are working in collaboration to address the environmental concerns of the GHS fields. Licensed environmental professionals have been contracted to plan for and implement a comprehensive Remedial Action Plan (RAP). The Town of Greenwich and State Departments of Health and Environmental Protection and the Federal EPA are also involved in consultation on the testing and remediation plans.
Week of 5 July 2021: The remediation project is proceeding at GHS, with activity expected the next few Saturdays, in addition to busy weekdays. Field 4 excavation is expected to start Friday, July 9th, and continue through the summer recess. We appreciate the understanding from the public that the GHS campus is closed this summer.
The Town of Greenwich and Greenwich Public Schools held a virtual public meeting to provide additional information to the community and provide additional opportunity for comment. Representatives from the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will also be available to answer questions. The public meeting was held via Zoom and began at 6:00 pm on January 27, 2021. The recording of the public meeting is included below and the presentation that was shared is available here. Additionally, details about how to submit public comment in writing are below. The deadline to submit public comment is March 1, 2021.
Verbal and written comments from the public were accepted at the forum.
Written comments can also be submitted to:
79 Elm Street
Hartford, CT 06106
Please note: Public comment period runs through March 1, 2021