Well contamination may go far beyond Stamford

Jun 26th, 2012 | By | Category: Water

STAMFORD — Health officials are urging all Connecticut residents with private wells to test their water for contamination after 31 percent of 628 wells in Stamford tested positive for the banned pesticides chlordane and dieldrin.

What was thought three years ago to be an environmental issue related to the polluted Scofieldtown landfill has sparked a statewide effort to examine whether pesticides used for farming and pest control decades ago have leached into private well water.

For more on this story, visit: Well contamination may go far beyond Stamford – StamfordAdvocate.

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