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Monthly Archives: October 2019

Granby Public Library Celebrates Farmington River Wild & Scenic Designation

Posted on October 9, 2019

Twenty-five years ago, in 1994, a 14-mile stretch of the West Branch Farmington River from Goodwin Dam in Hartland to the Canton/New Hartford line became a federally-designated Wild & Scenic River! As we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Upper Farmington River becoming a Wild & Scenic River – we have another victory – 1.1 […]

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Environmental Impacts Associated With October 2, 2019 B-17 Plane Crash At Bradley International Airport

Posted on October 9, 2019

Update as of 11:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7, 2019 At approximately 10 a.m. on October 2, 2019, a World War II era B-17 plane crashed at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks shortly after take-off, impacting a de-icing facility and erupting in flames. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s (DEEP’s) Emergency Response Unit (ERU) […]

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Farmington River fish showing high levels of PFAS chemical pollution

Posted on October 9, 2019

By GREGORY B. HLADKY HARTFORD COURANT | OCT 04, 2019 | 6:00 AM The June 8 spill of potentially toxic PFAS firefighting foam from a Bradley International Airport hangar into the sewers eventually reached the Farmington River. The accident has created concern and controversy over how to handle PFAS contamination. (Department of Energy and Environmental […]

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