Skeleton of Remington Arms may haunt CT for another year

While demolition is already under way at the old Remington Arms factory, neighbors say it can't be cleaned up fast enough.The former ammunition plant has

BRIDGEPORT - While demolition is already under way at the old Remington Arms factory, neighbors say it can't be cleaned up fast enough.

The former ammunition plant has been the site of a rash of fires over the past few years. The latest fire, sparked last week, has neighbors, city officials and firefighters fed up.

The once bustling plant is now charred and skeletal, and fire officials say hazardous materials at the site may pose serious health risks.

But City Council members say a complete demolition could cost up to $11 million. It may take up to a year before the entire complex is cleaned up, members say.

The Department of Environmental Protection told News 12 Connecticut that they have tested the surrounding air for asbestos and found it to be safe.

Weekend fire still causing air concerns

Bridgeport officials: Old factory must be demolished after fire

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