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224,029 Pounds of Toxic Chemicals Dumped into Connecticut’s Waterways

Hartford, CT - Industrial facilities dumped 224,029 pounds of toxic chemicals into Connecticut’s waterways in 2012 according to a new report by Environment Connecticut Research & Policy Center.

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Report | Environment Connecticut Research and Policy Center

Wasting Our Waterways

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News Release | Environment Connecticut

Connecticut Charging Ahead toward Electric Cars

On May 29, Connecticut and 7 other states unveiled a plan to put over 3 million electric cars on the road within 12 years.

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Fracking Creates Enough Waste to Flood Hartford in 77-Foot Deep Toxic Lagoon

HARTFORD — As the dirty drilling technique known as “fracking” approaches Connecticut’s borders, a new Environment Connecticut Research and Policy Center report finds that, in 2012 alone, fracking operations generated enough wastewater to flood Hartford in a toxic lagoon more than 77 feet deep.

The report, entitled “Fracking by the Numbers,” gives new urgency to mounting calls for a ban on fracking waste in Connecticut. It is the first study of its kind to measure the footprint of fracking damage to date, including toxic wastewater, water use, chemical use, air pollution, land damage, and global warming emissions.

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Fracking by the Numbers

Over the past decade, the oil and gas industry has fused two technologies—hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling—in a highly polluting effort to unlock oil and gas in underground rock formations across the United States.

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