21 April 2009

Housatonic River Clean-Up Projects

Lower Housy Clean-Up on May 2

Volunteers are needed for the annual clean-up of the Housatonic River from Shelton to Milford and Stratford. The event is Saturday, May 2, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m…. Volunteers can be of any age and may work all or only a part of the day…. For details and sponsorships, call John Valentino at 380-0455 or Valerie Ferko at 391-1811. [Source: Charles Walsh writing in the Connecticut Post]


Upper Housy Clean-Up Remains in the News

“BioGenesis, a Springfield, Va., company, has developed a way to clean sediment and soil, running it through a kind of giant washing machine that uses a combination of high-pressure water and biodegradable soap to knock the PCBs off the soil and into the water.

"The water is then decontaminated and the PCBs are condensed into a sludge that represents roughly 1 percent of the material run through the machine. The sludge can then be taken to a federally certified landfill, where it will take up far less space than the soil would have.“ [Article no longer available at BerkshireEagle.com]


Connecticut Tourism;
Long Island Sound Resource Center;
Housatonic Valley Association;
Stratford, Connecticut;
Milford, Connecticut;
fishing; charters; vacations; travel

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