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RIDGEFIELD The blue barrels:What chemicaldid they once hold?

Macklin ReidMay 26, 2019

The blue barrels stored behind the town sewer plant never contained any hazardous chemicals, despite concerns raised during a public hearing earlier this month on plans to renovate the plant.

“It’s my understanding that the barrels are being removed, and the most important thing is that they did not and do not and never did have anything hazardous in them,” said Amy Siebert, chairwoman of the Water Pollution Control Authority, which oversees the plant, in an email.

Siebert said what the barrels had contained was a “food grade polymer” commonly used as a thickening agent at wastewater plants.

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