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Baltimore harbor water quality improves, report finds (access required)

Testing for fecal bacteria in Baltimore’s harbor and its watershed showed dramatic improvements last year, but scientists are unsure why the improvement happened. The test scores were revealed in the Harbor Heartbeat report, replacing the annual Healthy Harbor report and ...

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Report accuses Baltimore of dumping sewage into waterway (access required)

A new report states the city of Baltimore has deliberately dumped over 330 million gallons of raw sewage in Jones Falls. The report by the Environment Integrity Project claims the city has been dumping sewage over the past five years. ...

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Sewage spill prompts Deep Creek Lake restrictions

McHENRY — Garrett County officials say about 36,000 gallons of sewage spilled into a creek that flows into Deep Creek Lake. Officials imposed swimming and fishing restrictions in the north western end of Marsh Run Cove where the domestic wastewater ...

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Sunoco, WSSC fined by Maryland Department of the Environment

The Maryland Department of the Environment says Philadelphia-based Sunoco and a suburban Washington water utility have been fined for alleged violations. The department says the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission paid $55,925 for sewer overflows in 2011. The 163 overflows totaled ...

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275,000 gallons of waste spill in Frederick County

FREDERICK — Frederick County officials are trying to determine why a sewage treatment plant malfunction went unnoticed for 90 minutes. The Frederick News-Post reports that 275,000 gallons of partially treated wastewater spilled into Ballenger Creek early Wednesday morning. The waste ...

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$37M approved for Md. septic, wastewater upgrades

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s Board of Public Works has approved more than $37 million in grants for upgrading septic systems and wastewater treatment plants. The Department of the Environment says the approval Wednesday includes $14.9 million in grants from the Bay ...

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Md. approves $37M for sewage upgrades, wetlands

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s Board of Public Works has approved more than $37 million for sewage treatment plant upgrades and wetlands construction. The grants approved Wednesday include a $33.5 million grant for Harford County’s Sod Run Wastewater Treatment Plant. The Department ...

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