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MDE to announce Wicomico groundwater contamination response

Associated Press//April 29, 2013

MDE to announce Wicomico groundwater contamination response

By Associated Press

//April 29, 2013

SALISBURY — Maryland environmental officials plan to brief residents on how they will respond to groundwater contamination in Wicomico County.

A community meeting is scheduled Tuesday in the Parkside High School auditorium in Salisbury. Maryland Department of the Environment spokesman Jay Apperson says state officials have identified the activity they believe led to the contamination. However, Apperson says they haven’t been able to identify a specific individual or date.

An industrial solvent was found in a number of Wicomico County wells after a concerned homeowner had his well tested. Apperson told The Daily Times of Salisbury that department officials don’t believe it will be feasible to clean the groundwater and the focus is now on providing an alternate water supply to homes in the Morris Mill and Colburn Wood subdivisions.


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