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.
The Town of Greenwich and Greenwich Public Schools are planning to hold 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 will be held via Zoom beginning at 6:00 pm on January 27, 2021. The Zoom meeting
may be joined using the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/
8656 and using Webinar ID: 882 4501 8250
Verbal comments from the public were accepted at the forum.
Written comments can be submitted to: Jeffrey Wilcox, CT DEEP 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT 06106