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Elevated arsenic levels found in Washington Co.

HAGERSTOWN — 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 ...

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Ban on felt-soled waders in Md. streams has retailers scrambling (access required)

Maryland will become the first state to ban the felt-soled fishing boots that an invasive algae uses to travel from stream to stream. But the ban will have consumers scrambling to replace gear and retailers left with boots they can ...

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Second Exxon Mobil trial begins (access required)

Exxon Mobil Corp. has repeatedly failed to follow through on safety measures promised for its Jacksonville station, resulting in a massive gasoline leak in 2006 and a half-hearted cleanup effort since, lawyers for hundreds of plaintiffs said Monday. The four-and-a-half ...

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McCormick settles lawsuit over equipment contamination (access required)

McCormick & Co. Inc., the Sparks-based spice and food flavor giant, has settled with the Kansas equipment manufacturer whose cinnamon processor, McCormick alleged, flaked paint into 400,000 pounds of the reddish-brown spice. Attorneys for McCormick and Wichita-based Kice Industries filed ...

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