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A photographer helps capture the true picture of a contaminated plant.

Chunks of metal lie like carcasses on the grimy floor, and rust grows like mold on pipes in English Station, a non-operational coal and oil power plant sitting on a man-made dredge island in the middle of the Mill River. On October 2, New Haven resident Chris Randall ventured into its depths and returned with photographic evidence of a surreal landscape. “It’s kind of like a ghost,” Randall said. While exploring the site, he imagined what it would have been like for people to work. . . Read more
Ike Swetlitz
A Fine Kettle of Fish

The Maritime Aquarium in South Norwalk turned the tide for a depressed neighborhood.

At the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk, Connecticut, a work crew is preparing a large, empty room for new shark tanks and sea urchin habitats with state-of-the-art filtration systems. They’ve been told to be unobtrusive, so the workers speak softly and crane operators silently ease thousand-pound slabs of concrete into position. Several hundred people still visit the aquarium each day, and the sounds of heavy machinery in the background wouldn’t be ideal for a leisurely family outing. “We spent the last decade expanding our educational programming. . . Read more
Cathy Huang