Exide Group has returned and resumed sediment dredging activities in the Mill River in Fairfield, following the winter shutdown.
The winter shut‐down occurred from mid‐December to early‐March. Exide returned to the site on March 3rd 2015, and completed remobilization activities, including restarting the water treatment plant, and positioning the turbidity curtains and sediment conveyance pipeline in the river.
Following all preparations, the company began dredging in Area III (between the Post Road bridge and Tide Mill Dam) on March 23, 2015.
In April, the following activities will occur:
- Dredging to continue in Area III.
- The turbidity meters (yellow buoys with solar panels), turbidity curtains (floating yellow items), and the large orange pipeline that conveys sediment to the Exide property will be moved as dredging progresses in Area III.
- Dewatering of sediment and treatment of filtrate will continue at Exide’s property.
- Monitoring and sampling will continue, as required by CT DEEP.