Maryland Department of the Environment

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Baltimore, Prince George’s County, Eastern Shore Get Green Streets Grants

Communities in Baltimore, Prince George’s County and the Eastern Shore are among those selected to receive Green Streets grants to protect the environment as well as create green jobs.

06/27/2012

oysters

Portions Of Wye River Closed To Shellfish Havesting Due To Bacteria Levels

June 11th, the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) closed portions of the Wye River in Queen Anne’s and Talbot Counties to shellfish harvesting due to unacceptable bacteria levels.

06/12/2012

state house dome

Senators Criticize Septics Regulation Proposal

Maryland senators on Monday criticized regulations proposed by the Maryland Department of the Environment last month that would require the use of best available technology for nitrogen removal septic systems in new construction on land draining to the Chesapeake Bay or Atlantic Coastal Bays watershed.

05/14/2012

Drought

Drought Watch Declared In Central, Western Md.

The Maryland Department of the Environment has issued a drought watch for western and central Maryland, joining most of the Eastern Shore.

05/08/2012

brush fire

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

wind turbines

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

AP Photo/Jens Meyer

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

SHELLFISH

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

AP

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

chesapeake bay water

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

lead paint

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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