Maryland Department of the Environment

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Md. Leaders Ask Residents To Conserve Water As Drought Worsens

The drought affecting most of Maryland could get worse and many people are already feeling the pain. The dry conditions are back this week causing problems we normally don’t see until summertime.

04/19/2012

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Needed Study Could Delay Crisfield Wind Project

The construction of a wind energy system to power Crisfield’s sewage treatment plant will likely be delayed after city officials learned this week they must first pay for a study on how it will affect the power grid.

02/23/2012

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Elevated Arsenic Levels Found In Washington Co.

The Maryland Department of the Environment says water seeping from the ground in the area of Washington County’s Old City/County Landfill was found to have an arsenic level nearly twice as high as the federal standard for drinking water.

01/08/2012

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Auditors Recommend Probe Of MDE Contracts

Questionable septic system upgrade contracts totaling $1 million have been referred to the attorney general’s criminal division, according to an audit of the Maryland Department of the Environment released Thursday.

12/01/2011

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2 Talbot County Shellfish Areas Reopened In Md.

The Maryland Department of the Environment says two waterways previously closed to shellfish harvesting have been reopened and a third has been closed due to high bacteria levels.

11/10/2011

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RG Steel To Pay $135K For Alleged Air Violations

The new owners of the Sparrows Point steel mill outside Baltimore must pay $135,000 for alleged air pollution violations.

10/13/2011

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Chemical Containers From Pa. Plant Dot Chesapeake

Large chemical containers from a Pennsylvania plant are being found around the Chesapeake Bay where they were washed downstream by flood waters.

09/28/2011

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Number Of Children With Lead Poisoning Lowest In Years

More than 500 Maryland children are suffering from lead poisoning–the lowest number in years. But a new study shows there’s still lots of work to be done.

09/20/2011

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Irene Prompts Closure Of Maryland Shellfishing

The Maryland Department of the Environment says it is closing shellfish harvesting in state waters because of potential water contamination from Hurricane Irene flooding and runoff.

08/26/2011

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Md. Won’t Renew Firm’s Wastewater Permit

The Maryland Department of the Environment says it won’t renew a wastewater discharge permit for a Cumberland company accused of violating pollution laws.

08/26/2011

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Md. Fly Ash Dump Site Fined

The Maryland Department of the Environment says the operator of an Anne Arundel County fly ash dump site paid a $2,500 fine for placing ash outside the dump’s original footprint.

06/22/2011

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