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Should crumb rubber be removed from municipal areas?

Crumb Rubber at a playground

The Planning and Development Committee narrowly approved a bill Friday that would prohibit the installation of crumb rubber ground cover on municipal and public playgrounds.

The bill passed the Planning and Development Committee by a 12-10 vote. The bill had already passed the Children’s Committee by a 7-6 vote.

Those who opposed the bill Friday in the Planning and Development Committee said the scientific evidence didn’t support a ban at this time. Sen. George Logan, R-Ansonia, said he couldn’t support the bill because he thought it was “premature” to ban crumb rubber.

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