Posts Tagged ‘ water pollution ’

Contaminated Beaches: A response to a March 8 NYT editorial

Mar 17th, 2014 | By

“Shortchanging New York’s Environment” (editorial, March 8) is right on the money. Among many urgent environmental needs are decrepit sewer pipes leaking sewage during rainstorms, a particularly dire problem in older Long Island Sound communities like Port Chester, Mamaroneck and New Rochelle. Most of the sewers in Westchester communities date from the early 20th century.

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Funds Available for Marine Pumpout Programs to Protect Waters of Long Island Sound: DEEP

Jun 25th, 2013 | By
boating pump-out station

Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has announced that more than $1 million in federal funds are available for boat sewage disposal facilities, or pumpout stations, on Long Island Sound for the 2014 boating season. The program is administered by DEEP with a grant from the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s Clean Vessel Act Program.



Cheshire, Area Towns Finding Savings and Support in Wastewater Partnership

Sep 10th, 2012 | By

A partnership between Cheshire, Southington and Meriden has saved the three towns considerable money on water treatment supplies and officials said it could become even more important as they face an onslaught of federal mandates.



Stamford’s well testing project is making good progress

Jul 2nd, 2012 | By

The North Stamford Concerned Citizens for the Environment writes: A recent article in the Stamford Advocate made clear what has concerned us for the last three years – that groundwater contamination is a significant health concern that can be solved if only it gets the attention it deserves.  We are pleased to see this is

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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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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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Celebrate World Water Day Today — 22 March 2012

Mar 22nd, 2012 | By

There are 7 billion people to feed on the planet today and another 2 billion are expected to join by 2050. Statistics say that each of us drinks from 2 to 4 litres of water every day, however most of the water we ‘drink’ is embedded in the food we eat: producing 1 kilo of beef for example consumes 15,000 litres of water while 1 kilo of wheat ’drinks up’ 1,500 litres.

When a billion people in the world already live in chronic hunger and water resources are under pressure we cannot pretend the problem is ‘elsewhere’.



City of (Sewage in the) Water | Larry Levine’s Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

Jul 24th, 2011 | By

While New York Harbor is generally cleaner than it’s been in a century — thanks to the very same Clean Water Act that a majority in the House of Representatives voted to gut last week — the city still ROUTINELY dumps billions of gallons sewage into local waterways every year when it rains.



Greenpeace report links western firms to Chinese river polluters

Jul 24th, 2011 | By

70 percent of all China’s rivers, lakes and reservoirs are classified polluted. 50 percent of China’s water is deemed unsafe for human contact. A Chinese conglomerate supplying Nike, Adidas, Puma and other leading brands has discharged hormone-disrupting chemicals and other toxins into the country’s major water systems, according to a new Greenpeace investigation that raises questions about corporate responsibility for the firms they do business with.



EPA Issues Final Guidance to Protect Water Quality in Appalachian Communities from Impacts of Mountaintop Mining

Jul 22nd, 2011 | By

The U.S. EPA today released final guidance on Appalachian surface coal mining, designed to ensure more consistent, effective, and timely review of surface coal mining permits under the Clean Water Act and other statutes. The guidance, which replaces the interim-final guidance issued by EPA on April 1, 2010, is based on the best-available science and incorporates input and feedback from over 60,000 comments received from the public and key stakeholders.



EPA Develops Innovative Software to Secure Nation’s Water Supply

Nov 23rd, 2010 | By

EPA and DOE scientists have developed water quality software that enhances a water system’s ability to detect when there has been intentional or unintentional contamination.



North Haven panel OKs removal of sediment at tire pond

Nov 1st, 2010 | By

The Inland Wetlands Commission has agreed to allow the removal of sediment from a manmade wetlands area at the tire pond. Wetlands changes at the tire pond will also be changed on the wetlands map as a result of a positive vote by the commission. via North Haven panel OKs removal of sediment at tire

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