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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.

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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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