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Tag Archives: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

EPA to Md. nonprofit: Superfund task force left little paper trail (access required)

In response to a lawsuit from a non-profit advocacy group in Maryland, the Environmental Protection Agency says an internal task force appointed to revamp how the nation's most polluted sites are cleaned up generated no record of its deliberations.

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BDC getting $400K from EPA to rid brownfields of contamination (access required)

A total of $400,000 in grants is headed to the Baltimore Development Corp. from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help identify and assess brownfield sites in the city that may need to be cleaned up before redevelopment.

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Harbor Point protective cap to be pierced for Exelon HQ (access required)

Developers of the proposed 23-story Exelon Corp. tower on the Baltimore waterfront plan to pierce a protective cap covering toxic chromium waste to drive pilings 70 to 80 feet into the ground to anchor the energy giant’s new regional headquarters, according to state environmental officials and the developers themselves.

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Week in review – 6/29/12: Rally protests for Superblock jobs (access required)

Rally protests for Superblock jobs A group of about 100 protestors gathered at the offices of the Baltimore Development Corp. at Charles Center this week to demand local hiring in the promised 600 new jobs at the $150 million Superblock ...

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Six in Maryland get Green Street Awards (access required)

Six Maryland communities and organizations were awarded grant funding Wednesday for their efforts in improving the environment and creating green jobs. Ten organizations received the “Green Street Award,” which included grants in various amounts to help pay for infrastructure projects ...

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Wicomico River pollutants down slightly last year

SALISBURY — An annual study of pollution levels in the Wicomico River and its watershed shows that levels went down slightly in 2011. The Daily Times in Salisbury reports that results from the Wicomico Creekwatchers’ 2011 Water Quality Monitoring Results ...

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FirstEnergy closing 6 coal-fired power plants

AKRON, Ohio — FirstEnergy Corp. said Thursday that new environmental regulations led to a decision to shut down six older, coal-fired power plants in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Maryland, affecting more than 500 employees. The plants, which are in Cleveland, Ashtabula, ...

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