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Long-running Fallston Exxon case to stay in state court

About 750 Fallston residents have cleared a legal hurdle in their multibillion-dollar lawsuit against Exxon Mobil Corp., alleging they were exposed to groundwater contaminated by a former Exxon station nearly a decade ago.

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MDE to announce Wicomico groundwater contamination response

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 ...

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EPA blamed for delays in asbestos study in Montana

BILLINGS, Mont. — Internal investigators faulted the Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday for years of delays in completing health studies needed to guide the cleanup of a Montana mining town where hundreds of people have died from asbestos exposure. The ...

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Swiss chemicals maker Syngenta pays $105 million to settle U.S. lawsuit

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. — Swiss chemicals maker Syngenta’s agreement to pay $105 million to settle a nearly 8-year-old lawsuit over one of its popular agricultural herbicides could help reimburse nearly 2,000 community water systems that have had to filter ...

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Chesapeake Bay gets D+ in new report card

Heavy rains and a hot summer harmed the Chesapeake Bay’s health last year, earning it the second worst grade on a yearly report card issued Tuesday by the University of Maryland’s Center for Environmental Science. The center gave the bay ...

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Mount Savage getting more reliable clean water

MOUNT SAVAGE — About 450 people in western Maryland town of Mount Savage are getting more reliable drinking water. Maryland Congressman Roscoe Bartlett is among the dignitaries scheduled to attend a dedication ceremony Monday for the energy-efficient water distribution system. ...

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