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Owner responsibility for private well quality is at heart of contamination issues in state

Two recent developments regarding contaminants in private well water in Connecticut point to one uncomfortable truth: There very well may be pesticides and naturally occurring nasty substances in private wells — which are used by 15 percent to 20 percent of Connecticut residents — but we don’t really know what’s there, and there’s nothing in […]

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Pesticides found in LI Sound lobsters for the first time: more study planned

The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has confirmed the presence of pesticides in Long Island Sound lobsters — albeit a very small sample — for the first time since the crustaceans began their precipitous decline in 1999. The findings are a surprise to the scientific and environmental communities, which have generally thought that warming […]