Street sweepings may be contaminating Milford neighborhoods

A number of homeowners in Milford are concerned about their health because of fill buried deep beneath their yards. A Milford Public Works employee says the fill could be contaminated, and should not have been placed there in the first place.Milford Mayor Jim Richetelli says when the city routinely sweeps streets and empties catch basins, the remains are stored in a pile and are often used as fill. The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) says municipalities should test for contamination in the sweepings before they are reused. Additionally, the DEP plans to test the soil in this neighborhood to find out more.

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