Tag Archives: Naugatuck River

Naugatuck River rebounding year after spill

WATERBURY — After a massive sewage spill last October, Naugatuck River Revival Group founder Kevin Zak and his wife pulled on wading boots and headed into the river. The river…

Naugatuck antes up for river brigade

NAUGATUCK — The borough is pitching in to help efforts to clean up the Naugatuck River. During a special meeting last week, the Board of Mayor and Burgesses approved giving…

Activists call out DEEP over response to oil spill

WATERBURY — Six days after an industrial spill in Waterbury, an oily sheen could be seen along the banks of the Naugatuck River as far south as Derby, where it…

Study links watersheds to increase in Legionnaires’ disease

NEW HAVEN — A study by the Yale School of Public Health links certain Connecticut watersheds, including the Naugatuck River, to increased instances of Legionnaires’ disease. The study’s lead author,…

Oil spills into Naugatuck River

WATERBURY — Thousands of gallons of hydraulic oil leaked into the Naugatuck River on Saturday afternoon after a ball valve failed in an oil tank at the Somers Thin Strip…

Study looks at state of Naugatuck River

NAUGATUCK — What most surprised Courtney McGinnis once she began to study the state of the Naugatuck River were the letters she received from people who lived near its banks….

Sewage spills faster than information flows

Nearly a month after millions of gallons of raw sewage from Waterbury’s sewage treatment plant was dumped into the Naugatuck River local leaders are left scratching their heads. A prolonged…

DEEP determines sewage spill killed fish

NAUGATUCK — An electrical problem at Waterbury’s sewage treatment plant spelled problems for fish downstream. Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection spokesman Dennis Schain said the treatment plant experienced…

Festival replacing river race

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck Valley River Race hasn’t been held the past two years, but those looking to celebrate the Naugatuck River can do so during a new event at…

Nonprofits partner to fish trash from river

From an aerial view high above the Naugatuck River, dozens of round black spots that dot the water might be perfectly shaped boulders, part of nature’s mural. A closer look…