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Western Md. towns file suit over alleged water contamination (access required)

Two Garrett County towns filed federal lawsuits against 3M Co. Tuesday, joining a growing list of plaintiffs from across the country that allege chemicals manufactured by 3M and other companies have contaminated their drinking water. The chemicals, perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), ...

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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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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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’09 groundwater pollution study at Ft. Detrick flawed

HAGERSTOWN — A 2009 federal study that concluded groundwater contamination from Fort Detrick was unlikely to have harmful health effects was flawed, a national scientific panel said Monday, prompting the state’s two U.S. senators to demand a faster cleanup of ...

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Mikulski demands faster Fort Detrick groundwater cleanup

HAGERSTOWN — U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski is demanding a faster cleanup of Fort Detrick groundwater after a national panel of scientists faulted a study that concluded harmful health effects were unlikely. The Maryland Democrat said Monday that cleanup efforts at ...

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7 Md. jurisdictions file lawsuit against gas suppliers for use of MTBE (access required)

Seven Maryland jurisdictions have filed a lawsuit charging that the largest gasoline suppliers and manufacturers have conspired for years to “needlessly and recklessly” keep a known water contaminant in its formulations, posing a threat to their groundwater. The towns of ...

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