Monthly Archive:: January 2022

MDE issues emergency closure to shellfish harvesting in portion of Potomac River

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT ISSUES EMERGENCY CLOSURE TO SHELLFISH HARVESTING IN PORTION OF POTOMAC RIVEROrder issued after report of sewage spill into Virginia creek that feeds the Potomac BALTIMORE (Jan. 22, 2022) – The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) has issued an emergency order closing a portion of ...Read More

Maryland Environment Secretary Grumbles announces filing of suit against Baltimore City over wastewater treatment troubles

MARYLAND ENVIRONMENT SECRETARY GRUMBLES ANNOUNCES FILING OF SUIT AGAINST BALTIMORE CITY OVER WASTEWATER TREATMENT TROUBLES Complaint alleges violations of state and federal pollution laws, threat to Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts, seeks civil penalties BALTIMORE (Jan. 21, 2022) – Maryland Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles today announced the filing of a ...Read More

WJZ-TV: Maryland Officials Look To Reduce Use Of Salt On Roads

It’s a delicate balance of safety and environmental awareness—treating the roads with enough ice-melting salt to make sure they’re safe to drive, while minimizing the impact on our environment. Too much salt can be detrimental to our waterways. It can damage vegetation and marine life and even contaminate drinking ...Read More

WFMD: MDOT SHA Receives Praise For Reducing Its Use Of Salt To Clear Snow & Ice-Covered Roads

Salt has been used for many years to remove snow and ice from roads during winter storms. But it can also be harmful to waterways. That’s according to the Maryland Department of the Environment. Secretary Ben Grumbles says salt can also threaten aquatic life. He’s praising the Maryland Department ...Read More

Maryland Increases Alternatives to Road Salts to Advance Environmental and Transportation Goals

Maryland Increases Alternatives to Road Salts to Advance Environmental and Transportation Goals Residents urged to stay safe in winter weather but cut back on salt when possible BALTIMORE (January 14, 2022) – As winter weather impacts the state, Maryland continues to work to reduce the use of ice-melting salts ...Read More

MDE Offers Array of Activities During Radon Gas Awareness Month

MDE Offers Array of Activities During Radon Gas Awareness Month Outreach Events, Billboards, Web Posts, Discounted Test Kits Emphasize Radon Education BALTIMORE (January 10, 2022) — January is Radon Gas Awareness Month and the Maryland Department of the Environment’s Radiological Health Program has an array of activities planned to ...Read More

Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water and the Chesapeake Bay

Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water and the Chesapeake Bay Grants will reduce pollution, improve water quality BALTIMORE (Jan. 5, 2022) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved nearly $3 million in grants today to reduce pollution and improve water quality. The Board is composed ...Read More
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