The New Milford Public Works Director gave an update to the Town Council last night about the clean up of the former Century Brass mill site. Lead paint, PCBs and asbestos have been found at the site, which New Milford started cleaning up nearly two decades ago. The town acquired the land off Housatonic Avenue in 1999.
Town officials say they're optimistic that remediation will be completed by the 2020 deadline.
The Newstimes reports that demolition began in October, but the town is waiting for approval from the Environmental Protection Agency to remove steel from the site.
Michael Zarba told the Council that their biggest obstacle will be determining if contaminants are in the nearby river and how to address them.