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Environmental Cleanup

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  • Is artificial turf causing cancer?

    Is artificial turf causing cancer?
    Synthetic turf fields are made of a synthetic grasslike material, to which 40,000 ground-up rubber tires are added as "in-fill." It is the out-gassing of chemicals from these ground-up rubber tire "crumbs," as well as the rubber crumb dust, that pose...
  • Audubon's Christmas bird count in full swing in Connecticut

    Audubon's Christmas bird count in full swing in Connecticut
    Steve Morytko got an early start to his portion of a Christmas bird count on Dec. 20. The Ashford native was in his backyard at 1:45 a.m. looking for owls. His efforts yielded a count of four great horned owls and two eastern screech owls. Those were...
  • Middletown Health Department Offering Radon Test Kits For Residents

    MIDDLETOWN — The city health department is offering a limited number of free radon test kits for residents in January as part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Radon Action Month. With proof of residency, the kits can be picked up in...
  • State Easing New Rules Aimed At Cutting Storm Runoff Pollution

    State Easing New Rules Aimed At Cutting Storm Runoff Pollution
    HARTFORD — A deluge of protests from municipal officials over the potential costs involved with new state proposals to reduce pollution from storm runoff has prompted the state's environmental agency to revise its regulatory plans. A spokesman...
  • Fish Hatcheries' Supporters Fear They Could Be On Budget Chopping Block Again

    Fish Hatcheries' Supporters Fear They Could Be On Budget Chopping Block Again
    BERLIN — The folks who run the Kensington Hatchery and their colleagues at the two other state fish-raising operations worry a lot about predators. Herons, kingfishers, osprey and eagles snatch thousands of young trout and salmon from hatchery...
  • Orlando's ozone pollution could violate proposed limits

    Orlando's ozone pollution could violate proposed limits
    The amount of lung-damaging ozone inhaled by Orange County residents in recent years would exceed new limits for the pollutant that were proposed recently by the federal government. A push by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for further...
  • Hogan, Frosh could clash in new roles

    Hogan, Frosh could clash in new roles
    Next month brings Maryland a new chief executive and a new top lawyer who differ sharply on important issues — particularly how to clean up the Chesapeake Bay. They've also clashed personally in the past. As they prepare to meet Friday, Gov.-...
  • 30-foot pile of ground-up asphalt an eyesore, Lake Balboa residents say

    30-foot pile of ground-up asphalt an eyesore, Lake Balboa residents say
    Joan Kelley always loved her view of the San Gabriel Mountains in the winter. From the Lake Balboa house where she's lived for five decades, she would often step outside just to see the peaks in the distance, sometimes dusted with snow. But for the...
  • Report: Constraints In Power System Promise Even Higher Costs

    Energy officials in Connecticut released on Thursday a long-delayed draft report outlining the challenges they expect the state and the region to need to overcome in order to deliver reliable and lower-cost electricity. The picture drawn by the...
  • Tetra Tech to zero in on its engineering and consulting services

    Tetra Tech Inc., a consulting and engineering services firm, has landed contracts in Afghanistan, developing countries around the world and southern U.S. states. And that was just in the last two months. The Pasadena company's employees have designed...
  • In Navajo country, coal gives life — and takes it, some say

    In Navajo country, coal gives life — and takes it, some say
    From her bedroom window, Cynthia Dixon watches the cloud of soot rise from the coal mine near her sheep spread. Down the road, a hulking coal-fired electrical plant spews a yellow plume that stains the horizon. Many days, she finds a layer of black dust...