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Environmental Cleanup

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Forests of rare coral discovered off South Florida

    Forests of rare coral discovered off South Florida
    A surprise discovery along the South Florida coast has revealed dense thickets of a species of coral thought to be disappearing from the region's reefs. More than 38 acres of staghorn coral has been found in patches on the reefs from northern Miami-Dade...
  • At long last some hope for Lake O

    At long last some hope for Lake O
    Just a few weeks after the state's voters overwhelmingly approved Amendment 1 and effectively told the Legislature to make clean water a priority, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection announced a new plan to clean up Lake Okeechobee. On this...
  • A more seasoned Scott settles in for second term

    A more seasoned Scott settles in for second term
    TALLAHASSEE – When Gov. Rick Scott is sworn in for a second term Tuesday, he'll stick to his campaign-themed goals to continue cutting taxes and regulations and to compete for new companies for Florida. There will be no controversial pledges to...
  • State To Contribute $2.6 Million To Middletown Riverfront Project

    State To Contribute $2.6 Million To Middletown Riverfront Project
    MIDDLETOWN — The state will contribute $2.6 million for environmental cleanup work that will launch riverfront redevelopment efforts, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Monday. The money will pay for environmental assessments and cleanup of former...
  • Haz-Mat Crews Respond To Acid Spill In South Windsor

    Haz-Mat Crews Respond To Acid Spill In South Windsor
    SOUTH WINDSOR — Phosphoric acid spilled inside a trailer that was headed to R&L Carriers at 540 Sullivan Ave. Wednesday. Trucking company officials notified the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection about 6:30 a.m. DEEP...
  • Weeds, herbicides, food and humans

    To the editor: Your editorial comparing antibiotic resistance in animals to herbicide resistance in weeds misrepresents a very old problem. ("Escalating the weed wars," Editorial, Sept. 29) Most of the advances on the horizon that you think should be...