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As part of a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the University of Connecticut has taken steps to ensure that its PCB waste will be properly disposed of in the future.

The federal agency claimed that the school improperly dumped contaminated waste during a 2013 renovation project at its Storrs campus.

The university disposed of the waste containing polychlorinated biphenyls during a window replacement project. The EPA lists PCBs as probable carcinogens.

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A new UConn study looked at the health of parasites. You know, those horrible ticks and lice and tapeworms that we do our best to avoid? Well, their prospects aren’t looking great and it could have wide-reaching consequences.

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Connecticut Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy is ramping up his campaign against the GOP budget passed by the state General Assembly. On Monday Malloy held an event at UConn’s satellite campus at Avery Point in Groton to criticize the GOP for cutting funds to UConn.

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Partisan Washington politics have pushed scientists to speak for themselves. Several cities will hold demonstrations next month as part of the March for Science. An organizer of the Hartford, Connecticut, demonstration hopes the march will restore the objectivity of science.

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Connecticut lawmakers heard testimony this week in support of a bill that seeks to combat child obesity at an early age.

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