Ebong Udoma

Senior reporter

Ebong is WSHU’s award winning Connecticut State Capitol reporter.  He worked at the NPR National News Desk as part of NPR’s diversity initiative and he is a regular contributor of spot news to NPR.   Ebong has covered presidential visits and high profile political races such as former wrestling executive Linda McMahon's two unsuccessful bids for the US Senate. He has also covered several state and municipal corruption trials in Connecticut including one that led to the resignation of former Governor John Rowland. Ebong keenly follows developments with Native American tribes in Connecticut and produced an award-winning feature on the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. He also covered political transitions in Nigeria in 1993 and 1999 for Pacifica Network News. Prior to joining WSHU in 1994, Ebong was an award-winning reporter with the Connecticut Post.

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Millstone 2 allowed 80 degree cooling water temp
7:37 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

US allows Conn nuclear power plant to use warmer Long Island Sound water for cooling

The top US energy official says global warming is what compelled federal regulators to grant permission to a nuclear power plant in Connecticut to use warmer sea water for cooling. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced today (on Monday) Connecticut’s Millstone 2 power plant in Waterford has permission to use Long Island Sound water that’s as warm as 80-degrees Fahrenheit. 

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Murphy: sanction petrochemicals and banks
12:35 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Murphy calls for tougher sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

US Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut
Credit Office of Senator Murphy

US Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut is one of two members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee calling for the beefing up of western sanctions against Russia. Murphy and Bob Corker of Tennessee said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that the sanctions should be directed at Russia’s petrochemical and banking industries.  

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Senators say heroin epidemic is a scourge
5:58 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Blumenthal and Murphy want more money spent on heroin treatment

US Senator Richard Blumenthal of Conn. (right) listening to Michael Botticelli, the acting director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, at the heroin addiction forum at the Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center in New Haven on Thursday April 17, 2014.
Credit Ebong Udoma

Connecticut’s two U.S senators want more money spent for the treatment of heroin addiction. The senators said this at a forum with recovering addicts at a community health center in New Haven on Thursday.  

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Bill bans storage or disposal of fracking waste
6:38 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Bill to ban fracking waste from Conn. passes state legislative committee

A bill that would prohibit the storage or disposal of hydraulic fracking waste in Connecticut got the approval of a key legislative committee on Monday. Lawmakers on the state General Assembly’s Judiciary Committee voted 34 to 6 to move the bill forward.

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Rowland charged with falsifying records
6:24 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Conn. ex-governor pleads not guilty on new federal corruption charges

Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland arrives at federal court, Friday, April 11, 2014, in New Haven, Conn. A grand jury on Thursday returned a seven-count indictment alleging Rowland schemed to conceal involvement with congressional campaigns.
Credit AP Photo/Jessica Hill

Former Connecticut Governor John Rowland has pleaded not guilty to federal corruption charges. Ten years ago, Rowland served a prison sentence in a corruption scandal that led to his resignation. Rowland appeared in federal court in New Haven on Friday.

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