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Mar 25, 2022

Maryland orders Baltimore treatment plant to stop unpermitted water pollution

Maryland environment officials are ordering the state’s largest wastewater treatment plan to stop unpermitted discharges of water pollution.

Jan 21, 2022

Maryland files lawsuit over pollution at Baltimore wastewater plants

Maryland's attorney general has filed a new lawsuit aimed at halting pollution at Baltimore's two wastewater treatment plants.

Dec 16, 2021

Clean water group sues Baltimore to halt pollution at city 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.

Nov 29, 2017

Environmental group focuses on sewage plant pollution

An environmental group is releasing a report on pollution at sewage and wastewater treatment plants in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

Oct 14, 2014

Fifth delay granted in Sparrows Point wastewater dispute

A temporary restraining order allowing Baltimore's treated wastewater to pass through pipelines at Sparrows Point has been extended through the middle of December.

Dec 25, 2013

Coast Guard wants to let barges ship fracking water

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 […]

Dec 9, 2013

Delay granted in wastewater dispute with Sparrows Point

Baltimore’s treated wastewater will continue to flow through two pipelines at Sparrows Point, at least through the winter.

Nov 11, 2013

Fracking operations turn to recycling wastewater

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 […]

Oct 18, 2013

Western Md. soybean fiber producer has new owner

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 […]

Oct 30, 2012

Power loss leads to sewage overflow in Little Patuxent River

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 […]

Jul 22, 2012

Experts: Some fracking critics use bad science

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 […]

Jun 20, 2012

$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 Restoration Fund for counties to upgrade septic systems statewide. The board also approved a $13 […]

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