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The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management has reduced the area in Upper Narragansett Bay that has been closed off to shellfishing to just a two-mile stretch along Warwick's coast. 

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A giant, miles-long tunnel is about to be drilled hundreds of feet beneath Connecticut’s capital. This subterranean project will take years, cost hundreds of millions of dollars, and the hope is, result in cleaner water for the Connecticut River and Long Island Sound. A similar project has improved pollution but raised prices significantly for sewer customers in Rhode Island.

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The Department of Environmental Management has extended an existing shellfish closure in an area of Upper Narragansett Bay known as Conditional Area A and the Conimicut Triangle.