Posts Tagged ‘ Pollution ’

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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2011 storms ‘revealing’: Annual CEQ report. Who’s violating Connecticut’s Environmental Laws?

Jun 10th, 2012 | By

The October snowstorm resulted in “atrocious” air quality, apparently because of emissions from generators, wood stoves and fireplaces, according to the Council on Environmental Quality’s annual report delivered to the governor Thursday.

“Northern Connecticut probably saw particle levels over twice the standard that protects human health,” the report says. Click on this environmental headline for more on this story.

State lures chemical firm mired In pollution disputes with $3M

Jun 6th, 2012 | By

When Tronox Inc. emerged from bankruptcy in February 2011, it said it would keep its headquarters in Oklahoma City, though with half as many employees as it had there when the company was spun off from Kerr-McGee Corp. in 2005, according to story in the Oklahoman.

Summer storms wreak havoc for beach-goers (update)

Jun 5th, 2012 | By

Norwalk area beach waterfronts are closed again Monday because of the heavy rainfall from over the weekend. There are concerns of swimmer safety with parasites and sewage lingering in Long Island Sound according to Calf Pasture lifeguard supervisor Joy Coreau. For more on this story, visit: Norwalk beaches remain closed – The Hour Publishing Company:

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Rail*Trains*Ecology*Cycling addresses bikes on trains in letter to Amtrak President

Jun 4th, 2012 | By

In a letter to Joseph H. Boardman, President, Amtrak, Rail*Trains*Ecology*Cycling, along with 70 co-signatories, asks Amtrak to draw on the success of the California Amtrak lines “in devising simple, low-cost ways to accommodate bicycles on all Amtrak trains nationwide.” Click on this environmental headline to read the letter.

RWater’s HazWaste Central open 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays, New Haven

Jun 2nd, 2012 | By

HazWaste Central, open for the season, 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays through Oct. 27, Regional Water Authority, 90 Sargent Drive, New Haven, dispose of pesticides, automotive and household chemicals safely, for list of accepted household and garden products. For more on this story, visit: NATURE CALENDAR: HazWaste Central open, CT Trails Day this weekend- The New

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Greenhouse gas levels pass symbolic 400ppm CO2 milestone

Jun 2nd, 2012 | By

The world’s air has reached what scientists call a troubling new milestone for carbon dioxide, the main global warming pollutant. Monitoring stations across the Arctic this spring are measuring more than 400 parts per million of the heat-trapping gas in the atmosphere. The number isn’t quite a surprise, because it’s been rising at an accelerating

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Torrington company wins $93 million contract for upgrade and expansion of Mattabassett treatment plant

May 31st, 2012 | By

CROMWELL — The Mattabassett District water pollution control facility will be undergoing a major renovation and expansion project and a Torrington-based company has been chosen to do the job, the company announced Thursday. The Water Pollution Control Authority has selected C.H. Nickerson & Co.’s $93 million bid for the work. For more on this story,

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Sound pollution problems go far beyond Connecticut

Apr 22nd, 2012 | By

Numerous sewage treatment plants throughout New England are at maximum capacity and overflow during periods of heavy rain, sending untreated sewage into Long Island Sound. Millions of people live in New England and Long Island. Heavy rain storms such as Irene have caused scores of sewage treatment plants to overflow, sending untreated waste down to

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House passes groundbreaking Sewage Right To Know Act

Apr 20th, 2012 | By

Citizens Campaign for the Environment is applauding the CT House for passing the Sewage Right to Know Act (SB 88) today, which would require the state to notify the public whenever sewage overflows contaminate local waterways and communities.

Fracking: green groups denounce report approving further exploration in the U.K.

Apr 18th, 2012 | By

Campaigners reacted angrily on Tuesday to the recommendation by government advisers that “fracking” for shale gas can resume in the UK, despite reassurances that the controversial technique is safe. In a report published today, experts said fracking could resume with stronger controls after it was halted last year following two earthquakes near Blackpool after the

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Gas ‘fracking’ gets green light | The Guardian

Apr 17th, 2012 | By

A quick note from the editor: You’d think we in the U.S. had had no problems with the practice of fracking. Doesn’t anyone pay attention to what’s going on with this stuff? Doesn’t anyone care? What’s going on? Ministers have been advised to allow the controversial practice of fracking for shale gas to be extended

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Senate passes sewage ‘right to know’ act: CCE

Apr 15th, 2012 | By

Citizens Campaign for the Environment is applauding the CT Senate for passing the Sewage Right to Know Act yesterday, which would require the state to notify the public whenever sewage overflows contaminate local waterways. Click on this environmental headline for more on this story.

DEEP’s Pollution Prevention Newsletter – Spring Issue

Apr 9th, 2012 | By

Learn about reel solutions for tackling this environmental issue. Check out what’s on the environmental menu at this local business. Drop in some local police departments and drop off your unwanted meds. Read about how environmental protection is getting college credit at this CT university. Learn how CT leaders are thinking “out of the dumpster”

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