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Brush Fire Danger Level “High” In Connecticut

The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has declared today’s forest fire danger level as “high”.

04/19/2014

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Probe Into Wolf-Dogs In Southeastern CT

NORTH STONINGTON, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut environmental conservation police are investigating reports about hybrid wolf-dogs attacking people and animals in the southeastern part of the state. The Day of New London reports (http://bit.ly/1jqfhXw ) that […]

03/25/2014

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Recycling Programs In Connecticut

Connecticut has embraced recycling and has done so at every level – from the state government and town councils to start-up e-companies and even churches.

12/02/2013

Oil spill (courtesy DEEP)

DEEP At Scene Of Fuel Oil Spill

The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is at the scene of a fuel oil spill in Chester. Spokesman Dwayne Gardner says the incident occurred late this morning. He says about 100 gallons of […]

11/06/2013

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Police Euthanize Moose In New Britain

State environmental officials had to euthanize a moose that turned up this morning in new britain. Dwayne Gardner, a spokesman for the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, says the animal was a male […]

09/25/2013

Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman speaks at a ceremony at Dinosaur State Park in Rocky Hill honoring the 100th anniversary of the state parks. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Anniversary Ceremony Brings Warning For Future of State Parks

At a ceremony celebrating the one-hundredth anniversary of the first purchase of land for a state park, there was a warning about the future of Connecticut’s park system.

08/02/2013

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Hazmat Incidents Quelled

The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is updating a pair of hazmat incidents from early this morning. At Rocky Hill High School, nitric acid spilled from a beaker as a cabinet was being […]

07/16/2013

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DEEP Investigates Two Hazmat Situations

The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is reporting a pair of hazmat incidents they are working. DEEP says this morning at Rocky Hill High School, workers were moving chemicals when a bottle of […]

07/16/2013

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State Seeks To Boost Electric Vehicle Stations

Connecticut is seeking to more than double the number of electric vehicle charging stations by the end of the year, the state’s top environmental and transportation officials said Tuesday.

07/09/2013

state beaches from DEP site

Most Swimming Areas Open In Connecticut

It hasn’t been anywhere near beach weather the last few days but the state says all but one of its swimming areas are open. The lone exception is Rocky Neck State Park. While the park […]

07/02/2013

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