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Long Island Couple Adopts Zero-Waste Lifestyle

22 hours ago
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A Long Island couple say they take out the garbage only three times a year after adopting a waste-free lifestyle.

Electric Boat Settles With EPA Over Stormwater Pollution

Jul 19, 2018
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The Environmental Protection Agency has reached a settlement with the Groton, Connecticut, submarine manufacturer Electric Boat for violating the Clean Water Act.

DEEP Warns Beachgoers About Dangers Of Milford's Sandbar

Jul 5, 2018
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The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is warning visitors to Silver Sands State Park in Milford not to walk out on its famed sandbar when it is covered with water.

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Suffolk County Legislator Kara Hahn’s new Plastic Reduction Task Force has launched its first initiative – Strawless Suffolk.  

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Groundwater tests at a Noyack sand mine and mulch facility have found elevated levels of two metals at the site.

The tests by the Suffolk County Department of Health Services at the Sand Land Mine found 200 times the acceptable level of manganese in the groundwater, and 100 times the acceptable level of iron.

It also found elevated levels of sodium, thallium, nitrate, and ammonia.

The contaminants were found at a depth of 120 feet.

The report called for the mine to stop operations until mitigation plans are put in place.

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