Remediation work continues at the former Schlumberger site in Ridgefield. A Town Meeting held recently gave approval to using up to $150,000 for the remediation and demolition of the final building being taken down. First Selectman Rudy Marconi says the money is in an account associated with Schlumberger, and came from insurance money from a flood that happened on the property last winter.
The flood damaged the carpeting in the buildings and did other damage. He says about $250,000 reimbursement came to the town from the insurance company.
In the past, when other buildings were torn down, there were two major areas of concern found. One is glue dabs used to hold panels in place contain asbestos. Some of the foundations inside the walls also need remediation.
Three buildings on the site, including the Philip Johnson Building, will remain on the property.