Over the past several years, I wrote environmental health stories for the Connecticut Health Investigative Team. C-hit.org’s founder and editor Lynne Delucia decided to stop publishing new material as 2022 came to a close. Delucia edited and inspired journalists at the Hartford Courant, New Haven Register, and c-hit over her distinguished career. She pulled some of my best work out of me. Thank you, Lynne.
With the assistance of a grant from the Society of Environmental Journalists, c-hit worked with me on my three-part series on legal sewage overflows in Bridgeport, Connecticut’s largest city. The stories in “Legal but Tainted” won two journalism awards and may have inspired the progress the city, state, and federal government have made to upgrade the aging plant and its pipes.
My other stories for c-hit covered a wide range of environmental health troubles, from how easy it is to drown in unguarded public swimming areas to mosquito-borne illnesses, Lyme disease, obesity, and testing sewage for signs of Covid-19.
The stories will remain posted at c-hit indefinitely. March on over and read some of them! Here are mine.