Connecticut is fortunate to have abundant sources of clean water for drinking, recreation and supporting wildlife. But our waters are at risk. Wednesday, the U.S. Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee held a hearing to reconsider the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Water Rule.
We can't throw tires away in landfills because of all the toxic chemicals they contain so why is it okay to grind them up, call it recycled rubber mulch and use them on children's playgrounds? Recycled tire rubber contains numerous toxic chemicals including styrene, a chemical that is neurotoxic and a likely human carcinogen, butadiene-a proven human carcinogen linked to leukemia and lymphoma and lead and cadmium which are also neurotoxic.
We're partnering with residents, environmental groups and policy makers across the state to assure that the state water plan currently under development is comprehensive and robust and we want to p