Monthly Archive:: September 2014

Baltimore Sun: Lead poisoning statistics hold steady, state plans new efforts

The decades-long decline in lead-poisoned children in Maryland has essentially stalled, but state officials said Thursday they are taking steps in the coming months to address gaps in the marathon effort to eliminate the environmental health threat. Statewide, 2,622 youngsters up to age 6 were found to have harmful levels of lead ...Read More

Share of Lead Poisoning Cases Linked to Properties Not Previously Covered by Maryland Law Grows; Expansion of Properties Covered by the Law Takes Effect in Less Than Three Months

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson(410) 537-3003jay.apperson@maryland.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Share of Lead Poisoning Cases Linked to Properties Not Previously Covered by Maryland Law Grows; Expansion of Properties Covered by the Law Takes Effect in Less Than Three Months Department of Environment releases 2013 Childhood Lead Registry report; low number of cases overall shows ...Read More

For the Record – September

For The Record: MDE Permits, Licenses, Certifications Applications and Issuances The following are partial lists by county of permit, license, and certification applications and issuances as well as other permitting activity at the Maryland Department of the Environment. For more information on these permits, please contact Amanda Degen at (410) 537-4120. Applications ...Read More

ABC2: Lead poisoning remains a concern for Maryland children

BALTIMORE – Hundreds of children in Maryland are diagnosed with lead poisoning each year. Thousands more are exposed. All of Baltimore and many parts of Baltimore County are among the most at-risk areas in the state. It’s a very serious condition with the potential to affect children for the rest of their ...Read More

Baltimore Sun: Sparrows Point owner, government reach cleanup agreement

Hopes for redevelopment of the former Sparrows Point steel mill in Baltimore County — and the promise of new jobs — took two giant strides forward Thursday as the land was sold to a new owner who also reached agreement with state and federal environmental agencies on a cleanup plan for the ...Read More

Actions Clear the Way for Job-Creating Redevelopment at Former Sparrows Point Steelmaking Facility

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson(410) 537-3003jay.apperson@maryland.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Actions Clear the Way for Job-Creating Redevelopment at Former Sparrows Point Steelmaking Facility Maryland Department of the Environment and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announce settlements for historic cleanup of Sparrows Point; set the stage for redevelopment and economic revitalization efforts BALTIMORE, MD (September 18, ...Read More

Maryland Recognizes National Drive Electric Week

MEDIA CONTACT: Tamara Toles-O’Laughlin 443-306-8149 Jay Apperson 410-537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   MARYLAND RECOGNIZES NATIONAL DRIVE ELECTRIC WEEK State agencies to promote the benefits of driving electric vehicles with outreach and social media campaign using hashtags#MD<3EV! and #EVAmazing. Annapolis, MD (Sept. 16, 2014) – The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) and Maryland Department of ...Read More

Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water and water conservation

MEDIA CONTACT: Jay Apperson 410-537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS APPROVES FUNDING FOR CLEAN WATER AND WATER CONSERVATION Grants to support cleanup of Western Maryland rivers affected by “acid mine drainage,” replacement of pipes in leak-prone water system BALTIMORE, MD (Sept. 3, 2014) – The Maryland Board of ...Read More

Baltimore Sun: Howard County banks on rain gardens to raise awareness of stormwater management

Although he was a German major in college, these days Peter Bulka is shoveling dirt to build rain gardens. His colleague, Dave Gondoun, is planning to study cyber security when he starts classes at Howard Community College this fall. But whatever they end up doing, both men, and many of the other ...Read More
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