Posts Tagged ‘ sewage ’

EPA bans sewage discharge from vessels all along Mass. coast

Jun 28th, 2014 | By

On Friday, Massachusetts officials announced that the US Environmental Protection Agency had approved extending the no-discharge zone to areas off all the state’s coast — the last of New England’s waters to come under the ban.

Plan Would Cut New Haven Sewage Overflow By 75%

Jun 10th, 2014 | By

Officials from the Water Pollution Control Authority (WPCA) detailed that plan in a public meeting Thursday night at Truman School. The plan aims to reduce the amount of storm and waste water by 75 percent by filling sewer pipes to capacity.

Oyster Bay Sewage Spill Closes 6 Beaches, 2 Shellfisheries

May 24th, 2014 | By

An Oyster Bay village sewage plant spill forced the Nassau County Department of Health to ban swimming of a half dozen North Shore beaches on the first day of Memorial Day Weekend. For more on this story, visit: Oyster Bay Sewage Spill Closes 6 Beaches, 2 Shellfisheries | Long Island News from the Long Island

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Illegal Dumping in New Haven Harbor Leads to $1.2 Million in Fines

May 20th, 2014 | By
Long Island Sound shipping operations as seen from Lighthouse Point Park (photo: cjzurcher, Environmental Headlines)

Oily water separators are used on tanker ships to figure out whether or not oily waste is clean enough to dump in the ocean. In this case, investigators received a tip hours before a 577-foot tanker called the Bow Lind pulled into port in New Haven.

Heavy rains lead to sewage spills around the state

May 2nd, 2014 | By
Stormwater overflow in West Haven, Connecticut, 2006 (photo: Christopher Zurcher)

State officials told Eyewitness News this incident happens when the water flow gets so high, it becomes unmanageable and basically untreatable.

Westchester County gets ‘B’ for protecting Long Island Sound

Apr 14th, 2014 | By

New Haven-based Long Island Sound advocacy group Save the Sound says Westchester’s sewage treatment plants are doing a good job removing nitrogen before discharging into the Sound but have to do more.

Sewage leaks into Naugatuck River, above Housatonic

Dec 28th, 2013 | By

Work crews stopped the sewage leak on Dec. 26 that dumped about 150,000 gallons of raw sewage into the Naugatuck River starting Dec. 25. The Naugatuck River merges with the Housatonic River in Derby and then flows south before emptying into the Long Island Sound between Stratford and Milford. According to news reports, the raw

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‘Green’ vs. ‘Gray’ On New Haven Sewage Plant Upgrade

Jan 21st, 2013 | By

The East Shore water treatment plant is gearing up to spend the first chunk of a hoped-for $450 million to prepare for super storms and to send less sewage into the Q, Mill, and West rivers and Long Island Sound.

State Rep. Terry Backer fined in sewage-ethics case

Nov 10th, 2012 | By

HARTFORD — The free pump-out program to keep boat sewage out of Long Island Sound is costing state Rep. Terry Backer $500. Backer has agreed to pay a $500 civil fine to the Office of State Ethics over a violation of state law in connection with his job as executive director of the Norwalk-based Soundkeeper

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No cause yet for Stamford sewage spill

Oct 16th, 2012 | By

A large sewage spill created a big mess and spread throughout the upper part of the East Branch of the Harbor around Czescik Marina and the nearby city wastewater treatment plant in Stamford, Conn. on Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. The spill appears too large to contain and when the tide turns, the floating, stinking mounds

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Sewage Right To Know Act Signed Into Law

Aug 11th, 2012 | By

Gov. Malloy was joined by CCE Program Coordinator Louis W. Burch, CCE Government Relations Director William Cooke, DEEP Deputy Commissioner Mackey McCleary, and a bi-partisan group of legislators from both houses of the assembly to commemorate the innovative new legislation. The law will now require the state to notify the public whenever sewage overflows contaminate local waterways.

A sewage leak in Middletown was cleaned up Tuesday on West Silver Street

Aug 5th, 2012 | By

MIDDLETOWN — Residents say it took the town water and sewer department weeks to address a sewage leak at the end of West Silver Street. The department fixed the leak Tuesday and Wednesday, but residents said they had been complaining for weeks about the foul odor. For more on this story, visit: A sewage leak

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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.

Sewage spills into Old Greenwich waters | GreenwichTime

Nov 14th, 2011 | By

As much as 60,000 gallons of untreated sewage was released into the waters off Old Greenwich on Friday after a problem with the town’s sewer system was detected. Dennis Schain, a spokesman for the state’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, said Saturday that the department was notified by the town late Friday afternoon that

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Water Main Break Leads To Sewage Problems

Jan 30th, 2011 | By

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. — Residents on Newport Avenue were dealing with a water main break and sewage problems Sunday. via Water Main Break Leads To Sewage Problems – Connecticut News Story – WFSB Hartford.

Sewer Plants Ask Christie Administration to Relax Water Supply Protections | PEER

Aug 9th, 2010 | By

Bid to hike sewage content of Jersey rivers Trenton — Wastewater treatment companies have asked the Christie administration to allow more pollutants to be discharged into New Jersey’s rivers and streams.  The Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) and a coalition of 17 other groups are opposing the proposed

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