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DEEP Says No Threat From Suspicious Letter

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection says a suspicious letter addressed to a state representative and discovered by a legislative intern poses no threat.

Dennis Schain, a DEEP spokesman, said the agency on Friday conducted a field assessment of the letter. He said officials determined it contained “an unusual, waxy material” was not harmful.

Last month, authorities investigated two suspicious pieces of mail sent to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

One of those letters was sent by someone who called the governor’s constituent services office, claiming they had sent anthrax. A field test showed the letter tested negative for the infectious disease, which is caused by a type of bacteria.
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