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City Green Energy Operation Pitches Bysiewicz

by Allan Appel | Oct 24, 2018 6:50 am | Comments (1)

Allan Appel PhotoA thriving small factory in the New Haven harbor district that turns french fry and other vegetable oil and animal fat into carbon emission-reducing biodiesel fuel has over the past year increased its production capacity from 20 million gallons a year to 40 million –  in part because it had a $20 million infusion of private investment for upgrades and new equipment.

It needs government help to take the next step to become a bigger part of the Connecticut’s green energy future.

Democratic lieutenant governor candidate Susan Bysiewicz heard that story –  and request –  when she made a campaign stop Wednesday morning American GreenFuels on Waterfront Street in New Haven’s harbor district.

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Chapel Apartments Get 3rd Lead Order

by Thomas Breen | Sep 17, 2018 7:09 am | Comments (3)

The city’s health department issued seven lead paint abatement orders in two weeks to six different landlords in the Hill, East Shore, the Annex, West River, and Fair Haven.

One of those abatement orders is for a Chapel Street apartment complex that the city has cited three times so far this year for three different units containing dangerously high levels of lead paint and housing child tenants with high levels of lead in their blood.

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Recycler’s Expansion Bid Sparks Environmental Justice Debate

by Allan Appel | Sep 11, 2018 10:59 am | Comments (6)

Murphy Road Recycling, down in New Haven’s port district, sparked some debate in 2015 when it sought and won permission to take in municipal solid waste (MSW) like cardboard and packaging in addition to construction debris.

It now wants to double the size of its facility, add new, more efficient equipment to recycle, and offer itself as a transfer point for “putrescible” MSW, more popularly known as garbage, from towns potentially up to a 30-mile radius from New Haven.

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