Maryland Department of the Environment
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.
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.
The Maryland Department of the Environment has issued a drought watch for western and central Maryland, joining most of the Eastern Shore.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The new owners of the Sparrows Point steel mill outside Baltimore must pay $135,000 for alleged air pollution violations.
Large chemical containers from a Pennsylvania plant are being found around the Chesapeake Bay where they were washed downstream by flood waters.
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.
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.