The state Department of Environmental Management will distribute mosquito larvicide to Rhode Island communities starting Tuesday. Cities and towns use the product to kill mosquitos in catch basins, where they most commonly breed.
A contentious recycling facility in East Providence will close. The Department of Environmental Management will use bond money to pay the property owner to remove all construction and demolition debris from the site.
The Department of Environmental management has reached a settlement in a case over pollution at the Davis Liquid Waste Superfund Site in Smithfield. The settlement was a long time coming, and the clean-up will take even longer.
Shell fishermen are banned from fishing in the Upper Narragansett Bay. The Department of Environmental Management has found high levels of bacteria in the water.
DEM’s Chief of Surface Water Protection, Angelo Liberti, says it’s due to a portion of the Bucklin Point Wastewater Treatment plant in East Providence being taken offline. "And with the last rain event, they had some trouble balancing their treatment flow through their system which resulted in the release of partially treated wastewater.”
The state Department of Environmental Management is accepting applications for summer employment. The department is looking for 50 to 100 people for jobs that include lifeguard, parks ranger, and maintenance person.
(PROVIDENCE, RI) The Rhode Island Fish and Wildlife division would like to expand a program that combines gathering fish for scientific data with putting fresh food on the dinner tables of those in need. An experiment that combined gathering scientific data, teaching young boys to fish, and providing a family with some food was so successful in 2012 that Rhode Island officials are hoping to expand it in 2013. Supervising biologist with the Division of Fish and Wildlife, Jason McNamee credits Dan Costa, port manager for the Division of Coastal Resources with the idea.