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Default Yale says foam spill into West Haven river poses no long-term threat

Yale says foam spill into West Haven river poses no long-term threat
Published: Thursday, September 2, 2010
By Amanda Pinto, Register Staff

Yale says foam spill into West Haven river poses no long-term threat- The New Haven Register - Serving New Haven, Connecticut
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WEST HAVEN — “Tens of thousands of gallons” of a flame-suppressing chemical foam that spilled into the Oyster River Tuesday is expected to have no lasting impact on the environment, officials said Wednesday.

The mixture, which is believed to have spread from a broken pipe fitting at Yale University’s West Campus, apparently killed some eels and fish when it entered the water, but a Yale spokesman said the foam was “harmless.”

In a statement released mid-day Wednesday, spokesman William Hathaway apologized for the discharge, but said the foam “does not represent a health threat to people or animals in the area and has a minimal, transitory impact on...
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