Artificial turf

Council votes down redirection of turf grant | www.MyRecordJournal.com

Oct 14th, 2009 | By

CHESHIRE – The Town Council on Tuesday defeated a Republican motion to redirect $525,000 in state grant money from artificial turf for the football field to the rebuilding of the boys locker room at Cheshire High School. Supporters of the artificial turf field have said it could be used much more frequently than the current

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Turf wars continuing in Durham – The Middletown Press

Sep 4th, 2009 | By

DURHAM — Supporters of a new stadium and track at Coginchaug High School cried foul Wednesday during a public hearing — accusing the Durham Planning and Zoning Commission of stonewalling the project … The proposal includes improvements to the track, a new tennis court and a 1,000-seat stadium with an artificial turf field. via Turf

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Turf war brewing over W. Haven field – The New Haven Register

Aug 31st, 2009 | By

WEST HAVEN — West Haven High School is the latest in the state to shed its old artificial turf for a newer, purportedly safer lead-free version of the fake grass. via Turf war brewing over W. Haven field – The New Haven Register.



Health advisory posted at Ridgefield artificial turf fields; other towns differ in approach – The Connecticut Post Online

Jun 9th, 2009 | By

Health advisory posted at Ridgefield artificial turf fields; other towns differ in approach – The Connecticut Post Online: “RIDGEFIELD — The two artificial turf fields in town now come with warning labels. They include washing hands thoroughly and watching the temperature on hot days, when the artificial turf, filled in with black rubber crumbs, can

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Artificial turf resolution adopted in 3-0 vote – Greenwich Citizen – News

May 8th, 2009 | By

Artificial turf resolution adopted in 3-0 vote – Greenwich Citizen – News: “Possible harmful health concerns over toxic substances in artificial turf are pitting artificial turf proponents against those advocating for sod only on school and park playing fields — not just in Greenwich but across the country.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Latest Stamford artificial turf fields open – The Advocate

Apr 30th, 2009 | By

Latest Stamford artificial turf fields open – The Advocate: “STAMFORD — Two synthetic turf fields opened at West Beach Park on Wednesday, despite mixed reactions over health and building concerns throughout the construction process.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Greenwich set to adopt turf policy – Greenwich Time

Apr 16th, 2009 | By

Greenwich set to adopt turf policy – Greenwich Time: “After months of debate, town selectmen are poised to adopt a policy to regulate the town’s artificial turf sports fields. Selectmen said they will be voting in favor of the policy, which would require the town to test all fields on public property for health risks

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Connecticut’s 2009 Legislative Session: Issues taken up and left for next year | CT Environmental Headlines via CT Earth Net

Apr 14th, 2009 | By

Connecticut’s 2009 Legislative Session: Issues taken up and left for next year | CT Environmental Headlines via CT Earth Net: From CTEarthNet Executive Director Brendan Hanrahan: A look back at 368 environmental bills introduced in the 2009 session gives a view of issues that may be acted upon–and those that may wait for another year.

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Greenwich first selectman pulls proposal for artificial fields – Greenwich Time

Mar 26th, 2009 | By

Greenwich first selectman pulls proposal for artificial fields – Greenwich Time: “A proposed town policy regulating the use of artificial turf playing fields has been yanked from today’s Board of Selectmen agenda, causing a rift between First Selectman Peter Tesei and Selectman Lin Lavery. The policy would require the town to test all fields on

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Artificial turf ban passes legislative vote – The Advocate

Mar 19th, 2009 | By

Artificial turf ban passes legislative vote – The Advocate: “HARTFORD — Rep. Kim Fawcett, D-Fairfield, rushed around the capitol Wednesday urging colleagues on the environment committee to support her bill placing a temporary moratorium on construction of state-funded artificial turf athletic fields. The committee passed the legislation, in a 21-to-11 vote.” Artificial turf bill moving

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Artificial turf war breaks out in Town Hall – Greenwich Citizen – News

Mar 5th, 2009 | By

Artificial turf war breaks out in Town Hall – Greenwich Citizen: “The skirmish pitted child health vigilantes against factions advocating for more playing fields. Faces reddened as folks got hot under the collar. But there was no shouting, foot stamping or finger-pointing.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Mother pushes for Connecticut moratorium on artificial turf fields – NewsTimes.com

Mar 3rd, 2009 | By

Mother pushes for Connecticut moratorium on artificial turf fields – NewsTimes.com: “HARTFORD — A Westport woman who is worried about the potential health hazards of artificial turf athletic fields asked lawmakers Monday to approve a one-year moratorium on new construction while the material is studied.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



New turf rules force test for health risks – Greenwich Time

Feb 27th, 2009 | By

New turf rules force test for health risks – Greenwich Time: “Before the town could install any new artificial turf athletic fields it would be required to determine if the synthetic surfaces pose any health risks, under a controversial new ordinance being weighed by the Board of Selectmen.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



At New York City’s Synthetic Fields, High Lead Levels Fuel Debate – NYTimes.com

Feb 9th, 2009 | By

Outside a soccer field at Thomas Jefferson Park in East Harlem. It was closed in December because of high lead levels. (Robert Stolarik for The New York Times) At New York City’s Synthetic Fields, High Lead Levels Fuel Debate – NYTimes.com: “Synthetic sports fields have become battlegrounds, with New York City’s parks and health departments

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Dueling responses to consultant’s turf report – Westport News

Feb 6th, 2009 | By

Dueling responses to consultant's turf report – Westport News: “The response to the year-long study by Milone and MacBroom, Inc. (MMI), an environmental consulting firm based in Cheshire, of the synthetic rubber crumb on three different artificial-turf playing fields in Connecticut only pointed to the need for further on-site study, according to Environment and Human

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Environmental health experts questioning study finding synthetic turf fields safe | CT Environmental Headlines

Jan 29th, 2009 | By

Environmental health experts questioning study finding synthetic turf fields safe | CT Environmental Headlines: According to a document from Environment and Human Health Inc.’s Nancy Alderman that was forwarded to me by a reader, a study of the safety of synthetic turf playing fields conducted by the Connecticut firm Milone and MacBroom might be a

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Connecticut Study Validates Environmental Safety of FieldTurf Fields | GlobenewsWire

Jan 27th, 2009 | By

Connecticut Study Validates Environmental Safety of FieldTurf Fields | GlobenewsWire: "HARTFORD, Conn., Jan. 27, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Milone & MacBroom, a Connecticut-based firm specializing in environmental science, has completed a study on the water quality, air quality, and temperature of three scholastic synthetic turf athletic fields infilled with crumb rubber and silica sand in

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Study seeks answer: Are artificial turf fields safe? – The Connecticut Post Online

Jan 24th, 2009 | By

Study seeks answer: Are artificial turf fields safe? – The Connecticut Post Online: “Artificial turf fields, which have spread like crabgrass because of their durability and low maintenance, are now the subject of an extensive health and safety study. Several state agencies are participating in the $245,000 study that will consider everything from the chemicals

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Health Department commits to peer review of turf risk assessment – Westport News

Jan 23rd, 2009 | By

Health Department commits to peer review of turf risk assessment – Westport News: “The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) announced Tuesday that it will submit its health-risk assessment of the synthetic rubber crumb on artificial playing fields for peer review at the conclusion of an on-site and laboratory study of the fields over the

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In fake grass, some see real threat – The Boston Globe

Jan 19th, 2009 | By

In fake grass, some see real threat – The Boston Globe: “For two decades, state public health officials have waged a massive campaign to eliminate children’s exposure to lead, yet some specialists are concerned that the toxic element may have found its way into schools in the form of artificial turf fields.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com