A railroad swing bridge over the Norwalk River became stuck in the open position for five hours Thursday morning, causing major delays for rail travelers. The bridge failure has reignited concerns over the reliability of the region’s rail system, and debate over who’s responsible.
Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said Thursday that pesticides and cancer-causing metals have been found at two of the five illegal dumping sites being investigated by local and state authorities.
Spota said bore samples from the two sites, Roberto Clemente Park in Brentwood and a vacant lot off Route 111 in Central Islip, contain the banned pesticides DDT, chlordane, and dieldrin. He also says a host of hazardous metals including arsenic and cobalt were also found.
Officials in Norwalk, Connecticut say developers are beginning a key phase in a major project to rejuvenate the city's downtown. The project on Norwalk's Wall Street has been years in the making and supporters say it will be an economic boost to the region.