Maryland environment officials are ordering the state’s largest wastewater treatment plan to stop unpermitted discharges of water pollution.
Maryland's attorney general has filed a new lawsuit aimed at halting pollution at Baltimore's two wastewater treatment plants.
Blue Water Baltimore has filed a lawsuit on behalf of its members to compel enforcement of pollution regulations at Baltimore's wastewater treatment plants.
An environmental group is releasing a report on pollution at sewage and wastewater treatment plants in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
A temporary restraining order allowing Baltimore's treated wastewater to pass through pipelines at Sparrows Point has been extended through the middle of December.
PITTSBURGH — The U.S. Coast Guard wants to allow barges filled with fracking wastewater to ply the nation’s rivers on their way toward disposal. Many environmentalists are horrified, but industry groups say barge transport has its advantages. Now, the wastewater is usually disposed of by truck or rail, which poses more risk for accidents than […]
Baltimore’s treated wastewater will continue to flow through two pipelines at Sparrows Point, at least through the winter.
MIDLAND, Texas — When the rain stopped falling in Texas, the prairie grass yellowed, the soil cracked and oil drillers were confronted with a crisis. After years of easy access to cheap, plentiful water, the land they prized for its vast petroleum wealth was starting to dry up. At first, the drought that took hold […]
CUMBERLAND — A Cumberland-based producer of dietary fiber has a new owner after resolving a pollution dispute with the state. The Cumberland Times-News reported Thursday that Fibred and its wastewater treatment facility Mexico Farms LLC have been purchased by International Fiber Corp. of North Tonawanda, N.Y. The acquisition adds soybean fiber to the company’s family […]
ANNAPOLIS — The Anne Arundel County Health Department is warning residents to stay away from the Little Patuxent River after a power outage caused an overflow of 2 million gallons of wastewater into the river during the superstorm. The health department ordered the river closed Tuesday. Officials are warning people against wading or having any […]
PITTSBURGH — In the debate over natural gas drilling, the companies are often the ones accused of twisting the facts. But scientists say opponents sometimes mislead the public, too. Critics of fracking often raise alarms about groundwater pollution, air pollution, and cancer risks, and there are still many uncertainties. But some of the claims have […]
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 Restoration Fund for counties to upgrade septic systems statewide. The board also approved a $13 […]