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PFAS Testing Begins In 3 Connecticut Rivers

Nov 7, 2019
Brian Scott-Smith

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and the University of Rhode Island have begun monitoring three rivers in eastern Connecticut for possible PFAS contamination. The Salmon, The Quinebaug and the Natchaug Rivers are near the Rhode Island border.

DEEP Releases Blue Plan

Mar 20, 2019
Patey Bleecker / Pixabay

Environmental officials in Connecticut have released the first draft of a long-awaited map and inventory of Long Island Sound.

Courtesy of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

For the first time, recycling rules are now uniform across Connecticut.

Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Robert Klee has unveiled a user friendly website so residents can check “What’s In? What’s Out?”

“A lot of people have very wishful ideas about what can be recycled. Turns out not everything can be, so we’ve have a new website, with a widget that will tell you. You plug in your item and it will tell you best how to recycle it.”

Walaa Sallum

The Trump administration has proposed cutting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency budget by 31 percent. It’s also rolled back a number of Obama-era environmental rules. And news outlets are reporting staffing at the agency is expected to drop to its lowest levels since the Reagan era.

Bear Visits Home In Avon

May 9, 2017
Courtesy of Pixabay

A woman in Avon, Connecticut, received an uninvited guest over the weekend while baking brownies.  

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