Save the Sound

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The environmental organization Save the Sound has filed a lawsuit against the regional sewer authority for the city of New Haven, Connecticut, and the nearby community after a burst pipe last July released 2.1 million gallons of sewage into the Mill River.

kitchen waste
Jan Ellen Spiegel

Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection officials have already tentatively approved a permit for a waste processing plant on the Quinnipiac River to start accepting all household waste. New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker and environmental advocates told officials at a Zoom meeting on Tuesday that the state should clean up the area, instead.

Long Island Sound Connecticut Coast
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U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut called for $30 million in funding for Long Island Sound after a report showed low water quality throughout the area.

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The federal government has ordered a new environmental impact study of Plum Island. The government says the study will postpone the planned sale of the island by several years.

Courtesy of Derecktor

A research boat called the Spirit of the Sound glides away from the pier at Norwalk’s Maritime Aquarium and across Norwalk Harbor. Boats like this one are about to start checking water quality at bays and harbors ranging from Queens to Rhode Island.