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Technical High School Students Detail Energy Use

Students in five Connecticut technical high schools are set to present findings and recommendations from a year-long investigation of the environmental impact of their school’s energy use.

05/29/2014

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State’s Air Quality Improved In 2013, But Environmental Violations Were Up

HARTFORD (CBS Connecticut) – The state Council on Environmental Quality says Connecticut’s air last year was cleaner than it’s been in decades.  In its annual report,  the Council attributes that to residents driving less, using […]

05/28/2014

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Natural Gas Prices Blamed For Higher Electricity Rates

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Electric rates in Connecticut are rising. State regulators approved an 8 percent increase in electric generation rates for Connecticut Light & Power residential customers who do not get their electricity from […]

05/28/2014

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One Of Two Millstone Reactors Back Online

WATERFORD, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut’s only nuclear plant says one of its two reactors is back online after operations were halted by a weekend power outage. Millstone Power Station spokesman Ken Holt says Unit 2 […]

05/28/2014

Earth Day Events

Environmental Report Due Out

The Council on Environmental Quality is releasing its annual report on the condition of Connecticut’s environment.

05/28/2014

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Millstone Says Faulty Relay Cause of Power Loss

A malfunctioning relay has been identified as the cause of a weekend power outage at Connecticut’s nuclear plant, which supplies half of all power in the state and 12 percent throughout New England, a spokesman said Tuesday.

05/27/2014

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Propane Storage Plan On Shoreline Draws Opposition

A proposal to store propane gas in a Connecticut shoreline community is drawing opposition from local residents.

05/26/2014

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Nuclear Plant Operators Deal With Radioactive Waste Storage

With nowhere else to put its nuclear waste, the Millstone Power Station overlooking Long Island Sound is sealing it up in massive steel canisters on what used to be a parking lot.

05/26/2014

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Report Due Wednesday On State’s Environment

The Council on Environmental Quality is releasing its annual report on the condition of Connecticut’s environment.

05/26/2014