Testing continues on Milford wells as officials call for change of inspector

Milford officials want to replace the state inspector in charge of testing area wells that may be contaminated. The contamination was first discovered back in 1999 at the proposed site of a plant for the Milford Power Company, but the same state inspector never notified authorities of his findings. The plant was built and now the contamination has come to light.Tests last week revealed three of five wells are contaminated with a toxic compound called trichloroethelyne. State Representative James Amann (D-Milford) lives in the area and wants a law to require notification. He believes if an official doesn't report contamination, there should be reprimands from his superiors, removal from position, or fines.The power plant has not yet opened and Amann suggests more testing before it is allowed to go online. Tests will continue next week and a public information session is scheduled for September 15.

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