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Greenwich Harbor gets temporary dye job for shellfish study

Combined state-federal study to determine impact of wastewater discharge on local shellfish growing areas.

If Greenwich Harbor appears to be sporting a bit of the crimson hue this week, the effect is strictly intentional.

According to an Associated Press report, a harmless reddish dye is being released into the harbor on Tuesday as part of a study on how wastewater discharges from the Greenwich Water Pollution Control Facility could impact shellfish growing areas in the Long Island Sound. The data collected from this study will be used to support oyster enhancement projects developed by the Greenwich Shellfish Commission.

The study is being conducted by the Connecticut Department of Agriculture in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Shellfish Sanitation Program.

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Phil Hall's writing for Westfair Communications has earned multiple awards from the Connecticut Press Club and the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists. He is a former United Nations-based reporter for Fairchild Broadcast News and the author of 11 books (including the upcoming "100 Years of Wall Street Crooks," published by Bicep Books). He is also the host of the SoundCloud podcast "The Online Movie Show," co-host of the WAPJ-FM talk show "Nutmeg Chatter" and a writer with credits in The New York Times, New York Daily News, Hartford Courant, Wired, The Hill's Congress Blog, Profit Confidential, The MReport and StockNews.com. Outside of journalism, he is also a horror movie actor - usually playing the creepy villain who gets badly killed at the end of each film.

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