A new report says nitrogen pollution discharged into Long Island Sound continues an overall decline. That’s good news for marine life because too much nitrogen can fuel the growth of algae, which dies, settles on the ocean floor, and decays, using up oxygen in the process.
Everyone can help watershed council keep Connecticut River clean
The 12-acre Higganum Cove property, beside a scenic waterfall, has been included on a list of Connecticut Superfund sites awaiting cleanup since 1989 because of the presence of PCBs, lead, and arsenic “at levels of concern to human health and the environment.”
Industrial facilities discharged 224,029 pounds of toxic waste into Connecticut waterways in 2012, according to a June 19 report from the Environment Connecticut Research & Policy Center.
The Mill River Collaborative in Stamford has received a helping hand from the federal government
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.
There is an important meeting coming up Thursday, June 5 in New Haven regarding the West River Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Abattement Study.
The meeting is open to the general public and will address the Greater New Haven Water Pollution Control Authority (GNHWPCA) hiring the engineering firm CH2M HILL to study the sewer system along the West River.
The goal of the study is to evaluate alternatives and develop recommendations to reduce the frequency, volume and duration of combined sewer overflows (CSOs) into the West River.
The overall plan addresses the river’s sediment and floodplain contamination extending into Connecticut, said agency regional spokesman Jim Murphy.
AP Environmental Science students participated in a field experience at Milford Point on Long Island Sound as part of Project Periphyton.
The densely-packed shoreline dotted with industrial and residential complexes at the junction of the Housatonic River and Long Island Sound might seem an unlikely place for oysters to flourish. But the Eastern Oyster is indeed thriving in the area, and a recent Dept. of Ag study aims to increase the harvest while protecting the oyster beds from any potential contamination from nearby sewage treatment plants.
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.
New York Department of Environmental Protection Completes $230 Million Project to Improve the Health of the East River and Long Island Sound.
The parties agreed to the discontinue after confirming that the plant’s nitrogen upgrades have been completed and the GNWPCD is no longer violating the nitrogen requirements of its Clean Water Act permits.
We can use this silt, muck, sedimentation, whatever you want to call it, to restore great swaths of tidal marshes that would be beneficial on many levels, not the least being protection against coastal erosion.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy applauded the Connecticut House of Representatives for approving legislation today that commits the state to creating a state water plan that will plan effectively for future demand and maintain water as an asset.
HVA not only works with adults but bring the river and river science to children as well. “When we first launched our children’s river education program 10 years ago, it was a shock to learn how disconnected children really are to the outdoor world. Most had no first-hand experience catching frogs or paddling a river.”
A crew of Lisbon Central School eighth-graders recently sailed from Long Island Sound up the Thames River to Norwich — and that was just the beginning of their mission to test water quality in the region.
researchers at Yale University want to find out what happens to the chemical composition and water quality of the Connecticut River watershed and the Long Island Sound with more heavy rain.
As New England fishery regulators meeting in Mystic this week approved the latest in a series of steps intended to shore up river herring populations, thousands of these small but important fish swam from Long Island Sound into local rivers and streams in their annual spring migration.
Malloy joins with Connecticut’s congressional delegation, members of New York’s congressional delegation and many stakeholders who also have asked Secretary Vilsack to designate Long Island Sound a critical conservation area.