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Removal of discarded military munition may be linked to Bridgeport flooding

The mysterious flooding events hadn’t been observed before in the neighborhood, according to residents in the area.

News 12 Staff

Jul 16, 2020, 5:37 PM

Updated 1,436 days ago

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Bridgeport residents are hoping a meeting with officials will provide answers on two recent cases of severe flooding in a non-flood zone.
Homeowners on the upper East Side of Bridgeport, like Adriana Aristy, suffered thousands of dollars in property damage when their neighborhood flooded on June 30, and then again on July 3.
“How did this happen? It was a river outside," she told News 12.
The mysterious flooding events hadn’t been observed before in the neighborhood, according to residents in the area.
City Councilwoman Maria Pereira conducted an independent investigation that led her to a 480-acre site on private property called Remington Woods. 
Records obtained by News 12 show that the company has been removing discarded military munitions from Lake Success on the private property. Records show that process involves “temporary water drainage.”
A News 12 Connecticut drone video clearly shows that trees have been cleared from the site as well as other work being performed on the property.
Pereira is calling for “zoning enforcement, the city engineer and the wetlands consultant to go to Remington Woods and do a thorough inspection to see exactly what's being done there.”
She believes that the work being performed could be driving the flooding on the upper East Side.
Sporting Goods Properties Incorporated has not responded to News 12’s request for comment.
Residents say they can't buy flood insurance because they don't live in a flood zone.
 


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