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Aquidneck Island Goes Green to Battle Polluted Runoff

MIDDLETOWN and NEWPORT, R.I. — The ponds that supply the Newport Water System and its nearly 15,000 service connections with drinking water and Aquidneck Island’s popular beaches are being stressed by polluted stormwater runoff.

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Ocean State Power’s Oil Burning Boosts R.I.’s Chemical Emissions

Rhode Island was the only state in southern New England to see its emissions increase in 2015. Pollution went up primarily because the Ocean State Power facility in Burrilliville used oil fuel that year, according to state and federal records.

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