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Japanese firm fined $1.8 million for violating ship pollution law

A Japanese company pleaded guilty to violating federal pollution law for ships and was fined $1.8 million in U.S. District Court in Baltimore on Friday. The Hachiuma Steamship Co.’s cargo vessel M/V Selene Leader dumped oil residue into the ocean ...

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Study: Feds overestimate poultry pollution

NEWARK, Del. — A University of Delaware-led study has found that decades-old federal standards overestimate current poultry industry contributions to water pollution. The News Journal of Wilmington reports that researchers found that nitrogen levels in poultry house manure are 55 ...

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Environmentalists barely pass legislature

In the best session for environmental legislation in four years, members of the General Assembly still barely earned a passing grade, according to an environmental group’s annual scorecard. The Maryland League of Conservation Voters discussed its 2012 evaluation of legislators ...

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Consensus: Chesapeake Bay cleanup plan on track

RICHMOND — State and federal officials and environmentalists say the six states and the District of Columbia within the Chesapeake Bay watershed are on pace to restore the nation’s largest estuary. The consensus emerged Monday from a meeting in northern ...

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