Greenwich H.S. waits to reopen fields after contamination

Spring sports are expected to start in March, but Greenwich High School still doesn't have all of its fields open following a contamination.Last summer, school

GREENWICH - Spring sports are expected to start in March, but Greenwich High School still doesn't have all of its fields open following a contamination.

Last summer, school officials shut down all seven fields after traces of toxic chemicals were found in the soil during construction on a nearby lot.

A Town of Greenwich spokesperson says three of the fields were reopened last fall, and they are now awaiting approval from state and federal agencies to reopen the rest.

Matt Wellington, a former student at Greenwich High School, says the field closure is frustrating and affects many.

The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has released a statement saying that it is working with other agencies to assess test results and take steps necessary to address the contamination as soon as possible.

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