Posts Tagged ‘ Pollution ’

Pollution is segregated, including in New Haven | Washington Post

Apr 24th, 2014 | By

Studies dating back to the 1970s have pointed to a consistent pattern in who lives near the kinds of hazards — toxic waste sites, landfills, congested highways — that few of us would willingly choose as neighbors. The invariable answer: poor people and communities of color.

Exposure from natural gas drilling tests air standards

Apr 4th, 2014 | By

by David Brown, Beth Weinberger, Celia Lewis, Heather Bonaparte Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project, McMurray, PA, USA Corresponding author: David Brown, Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project, 4198 Washington Road, Suite 5, McMurray, PA 15317, USA Recent and projected growth in the oil and gas production sector has underscored the need for EPA to gain a

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Why parts of the Sound where hypoxia is worst have low transfer efficiency rates of nitrogen pollution discharge from wastewater treatment plants

Jan 3rd, 2014 | By

When you look at the map of transfer efficiencies, you notice that the efficiency generally gets higher from east to west, and from north to south.

Wastewater treatment plants closer to Western LIS and the Narrows, where hypoxia is worst, have the highest transfer efficiencies, which makes sense.

But some of the biggest plants which discharge into LIS are those serving New York City, which when combined, discharge just over 1,000,000,000 (yes, one billion) gallons of treated sewage per day. By volume of discharge and total nitrogen load, the impact of these plants dwarfs the impact of surrounding facilities.

Click on this Environmental Headline for more of this story from Long Island Sound Study.

Connecticut Joins Neighboring States In Bid To Cut Air Pollution

Dec 11th, 2013 | By

Connecticut is joining a multi-state action to require upwind states to reduce air pollution that is carried to the Northeast, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Monday. With the announcement, Malloy said he is “sending a powerful message to upwind states: Stop dumping your air pollution on us – it’s time to clean up your act,”

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Long Island Sound could be in trouble during storm

Oct 28th, 2012 | By

As Connecticut braces for the possibility of Hurricane Sandy’s landfall here early next week, environmental officials worry that the state’s already overtaxed sewage treatment systems could find themselves in deep trouble. Neena Satija reports for The CT Mirror.

EPA’s ‘Brownfields’ program coming up short

Sep 26th, 2012 | By

Once one of the largest textile mill in the U.S., this 16.5 acre site in Sprague Conn., is a brownfield site, owned by the town. Officials, who are concerned that the site is a safety hazard, have been looking for a developer for years. In Oak Creek, Wis., a fence slashed with holes surrounds a

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Dealing with Connecticut brownfield sites is costly, time consuming for towns

Sep 16th, 2012 | By

Nearly every Connecticut community is laced with sites tainted by contaminants like lead, mercury, asbestos, PCBs, or petroleum.These sites, mostly vacant and abandoned, were once bustling gun, textile or hat mills, car repair shops — even the neighborhood dry cleaners. For more on this story, visit: Dealing with Connecticut brownfield sites is costly, time consuming

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Obama Admin. Finalizes Historic Clean Car Standards: Standards Will Slash Pollution and Cut Oil Use in Connecticut

Aug 29th, 2012 | By

The Obama administration has finalized new clean car standards that will double the fuel efficiency of today’s vehicles by 2025, drastically reducing emissions of carbon pollution and cutting oil use in Connecticut and nationwide. The standards will cover new cars and light trucks in model years 2017-2025, and require those vehicles to meet the equivalent of a 54.5 miles-per-gallon standard by 2025.

Powering Connecticut: Does Connecticut need another nuclear power plant?

Aug 17th, 2012 | By

Do we need another nuclear plant in the state, or are the risks too great? Should we reduce our reliance on nuclear power? What other sources of energy should we invest in? Our guests include David Talbot, chief correspondent for Technology Review magazine at MIT, who wrote an article called “The Great German Energy Experiment”

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Low Waters Reveal River Pollution

Jul 24th, 2012 | By

Tires, bottles, scrap metal, and more. It’s all trash and it’s all showing up in the low waters of the Connecticut River. “It’s never pleasant to see trash along the river banks and I don’t think anyone enjoys seeing that,” Angie Mrozinki said. Angie is Outreach Coordinator for the Connecticut River Watershed Council. She says

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EDITORIAL: Connecticut phases out costly cleanup program

Jul 14th, 2012 | By

The state fund that pays for cleanups of leaks from underground storage tanks, primarily at gasoline filling stations, is out of money. With some $400,000 in the fund, its board has agreed to pay out more than $18.2 million for fuel leaks. There is another $82 million in pending claims for reimbursement. via EDITORIAL: Connecticut

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Millstone wants to keep more nuclear waste on-site

Jul 4th, 2012 | By

Millstone Power Station owner Dominion plans to expand its nuclear waste storage capacity more than sevenfold at the 520-acre site of its three nuclear power plants.

Several Conn. swimming areas closed

Jun 27th, 2012 | By

State officials say poor water quality has forced the closure of several state park swimming areas. For more on this story, visit: Several Conn. swimming areas closed | Connecticut.

Well contamination may go far beyond Stamford

Jun 26th, 2012 | By

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.

Study Confirms Presence of Contaminants in Some New England Bedrock Groundwater

Jun 26th, 2012 | By

Study Confirms Presence of Contaminants in Some New England Bedrock Groundwater, ID’s New Concerns, Determines Likely Locations The report is posted online. The project website includes selected maps and more information. PEMBROKE, N.H. — Potentially harmful levels of naturally occurring arsenic, uranium, radium, radon and manganese have been found in some bedrock groundwater that supplies

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Old Pollution Problems Continue To Plague Gas Station Industry |

Jun 22nd, 2012 | By

Connecticut’s gas station owners failed this year to get the legislature to extend indefinitely a state cleanup fund for leaky tanks, but they are using the withdrawal of an insurance company as a chance to re-open the argument. At issue is who should pay for soil and water remediation after gasoline leaks from underground storage

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Three Companies Deny Illegal Discharge of Polluted Stormwater

Jun 18th, 2012 | By

At least three companies named in a lawsuit alleging they illegally discharged pollution into Connecticut’s waterways denied the charges on Wednesday, including one that said it has a filtration system that makes pollution “physically impossible.” For more on this story, visit: Three Companies Deny Illegal Discharge of Polluted Stormwater – Hartford Courant.

Gas station chains, truckers come up short in special session

Jun 13th, 2012 | By

Municipalities and small gasoline station owners would get top priority over large chains as state government scales back and phases out a controversial fuel pollution abatement program, according to legislation adopted late Tuesday and early Wednesday in a special session of the General Assembly. For more on this story, visit: Gas station chains, truckers come

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Soundkeeper, CFE, CLF File Suit in New Haven Federal Court

Jun 11th, 2012 | By

June 9, 2012 By Soundkeeper SOUNDKEEPER in coalition with CFE and CONSERVATION LAW FOUNDATION FILE CLEAN WATER ACT CITIZEN SUITS AGAINST EIGHT CONNECTICUT COMPANIES NEW HAVEN, CT — Today, Soundkeeper, Connecticut Fund for the Environment and the Conservation Law Foundation announced that they filed complaints against eight Connecticut companies who allegedly violated the Clean Water

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Court rules against 60 years of storage of radioactive waste

Jun 10th, 2012 | By

Connecticut has two operating nuclear plants, Millstone 2 and Millstone 3 in Waterford and two decommissioned nuclear plants, Millstone 1 in Waterford and Connecticut Yankee in Haddam. The spent fuel from those plants remains on site awaiting a permanent federal storage facility. For more on this story, visit: Court rules against 60 years of storage

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