News 8 has learned that approximately 2 million gallons of raw sewage leaked into the Mill River and in turn, into Long Island Sound.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump White House has intervened to weaken one of the few public health protections pursued by its own administration, a rule to limit the use of a toxic industrial compound in consumer products, according to communications between the White House and Environmental Protection Agency. The documents show that the White House […]
English Premier League players failed to reach an agreement on Saturday with clubs to take 30% pay cuts during the coronavirus pandemic, escalating a bitter public row as their union claimed the government would lose out on more than 200 million pounds (around $245 million) in tax. “This would be detrimental to our NHS (National […]
(WTNH) — The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities says they need more help from state and area businesses to help address the environmental concerns of forever chemicals or PFAS. This comes after several recent firefighting foam spills. CCM says the $2 million in borrowing Governor Lamont proposed in his budget is not enough. The funding is […]
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — At ski races across the United States, competitors are starting to abandon a type of wax many count on for speed amid concerns it contains toxic chemicals that threaten human health and could reach streams and other critical groundwater sources. The International Ski Federation, the governing body for international skiing, announced […]
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday that it plans to regulate two nonstick and stain-resistant compounds in the drinking water amid growing concerns the chemicals found in everything from pizza boxes to carpet pose a health hazard. The agency is targeting a class of chemicals known as perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, […]
State health officials say it’s safe to eat fish from the Farmington River again after cancer-causing chemicals spilled into the river last year.
Department of Public Health eases restrictions on eating fish from Farmington River after foam spill
Connecticut’s Department of Public Health is now easing the ban on eating fish from the Farmington River.
Connecticut state legislators could soon move to regulate toxic compounds found in drinking water.
There is growing concern about cancer-causing chemicals known as PFAS. Congress approved funding for clean-up but it’s unclear if any of the money will come to Connecticut.