State Agencies, Baltimore City Agree To Fixes At Back River Wastewater Treatment PlantThe Maryland Department of the Environment and Baltimore City have reached an agreement allowing state officials to make repairs at the Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Dump Truck Crash & Fuel Spill Knot Traffic On I-95 In RosedaleA dump truck crash tangled traffic Friday morning on Interstate 95 in Rosedale, authorities said.
Hogan Appoints Horacio Tablada To Head Maryland Department of the EnvironmentTablada is the deputy secretary of the department and has worked as a state regulator since 1985, Hogan said
State Health, Environment Departments Advise Residents To Avoid Contact With Back River Water Following ContaminationMarylanders are advised not to swim or wade into the Back River or drink water from it. Anyone who accidentally comes into contact with the water should wash with soap and water as soon as possible, state officials said.
Baltimore DPW Defends Operations Of Back Water Wastewater Treatment Plant, Says Recent Sample Was Not Raw SewageThe Baltimore City Department of Public Works on Friday defended its handling of a wastewater treatment plant that has been seized by the state after regulators and watchdogs claimed the facility discharged raw sewage into the Back River, saying a sample recently collected near the facility was not solid waste.
Process To Refloat Ship Stranded In Chesapeake Bay Could Begin SaturdayThe process to refloat the Ever Forward could begin on Saturday.
Baltimore DPW Says It Wasn't Given Enough Time To Correct Back River Plant Issues Before State TakeoverThe Baltimore department began working with the Maryland Department of the Environment after it sent a letter to the City in August 2021 alleging violations were occurring that needed to be corrected.
Stuck Cargo Ship Ever Forward Fails To Move ForwardSpectators were out at Downs Park in Anne Arundel County watching and waiting for the Ever Forward to finally move forward.
Scott Vows To Work With Regulators After Maryland Takes Over Back River Wastewater Treatment PlantMayor Brandon Scott on Monday vowed that Baltimore City would help get things under control at the Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant after the state took over operations at the city-owned and operated facility.
Coast Guard Tries To Free Container Ship Stranded In The Chesapeake BayThe Coast Guard and Maryland Department of the Environment are trying to refloat a container ship that stranded itself in the Chesapeake Bay over the weekend.
Frosh Sues Baltimore City Over Pollutants Discharged From Wastewater PlantsMaryland Attorney General Brian Frosh is suing Baltimore City over unauthorized discharges of pollutants from two of its wastewater treatment plants.
MDE Offers Various Activities For Radon Gas Awareness MonthJanuary is Radon Gas Awareness Month and the Maryland Department of the Environment is working to educate Maryland residents on the dangers of poisonous gas with variety of activities.
'We Can’t Wait': Frosh Pushes For Funding, Staffing To Maryland Water Supply SystemThe Maryland Department of the Environment’s Water Supply System said it is understaffed, overworked and underpaid.
Frosh Warns Hogan About Lack Of Funding For State Program Overseeing Drinking WaterAttorney General Brian Frosh is calling on Gov. Larry Hogan to provide more funding for the Maryland Department of the Environment program tasked with keeping the state's drinking water supply safe.
Maryland Zoo Replaces Diesel-Powered Shuttles With All-Electric FleetStop by the Maryland Zoo sometime soon and you'll notice a new fleet of shuttles is now available to cart visitors around the park.