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New Milford Police and Fire officials are again talking about River Safety, especially by the Bleachery Dam. They note that the Housatonic River is not for swimming due to powerful currents and undercurrents that can trap swimmers under the water.  They also say there are PCBs, the industrial chemical, on the bottom of the River.  Police Chief Spencer Cerruto urged people not to walk on the dam which is dangerous for anyone who falls in as the water over the dam can produce a powerful undertow. For those that fish, boat, canoe, or kayak the River, all safety protocols should be followed. New Milford Police and DEEP are now patrolling some areas along the Housatonic River.  Cerruto says there are areas, especially on Picket District Road by the dam head, where parking for access to the River by the dam is not permitted.

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