Monthly Archive:: March 2022

Sec. Grumbles directs Maryland Environmental Service to take charge of Back River WWTP

MARYLAND ENVIRONMENT SECRETARY GRUMBLES DIRECTS MARYLAND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICE TO TAKE CHARGE OF BACK RIVER WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT Directive for Maryland Environmental Service to oversee operations at Baltimore City-owned plant to protect public health and the environment follows city’s failure to comply with March 24 order requiring demonstration that it ...Read More

Secretary Grumbles issues order demanding immediate end to illegal discharges at Back River WWTP

MARYLAND ENVIRONMENT SECRETARY GRUMBLES ISSUES ORDER DEMANDING IMMEDIATE END TO ILLEGAL DISCHARGES AT BACK RIVER WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANTOrder cites ongoing and worsening operational deficiencies at state’s largest sewage treatment plant, requires demonstration of compliance with all discharge permit conditions within 48 hours BALTIMORE (March 24, 2022) – Maryland Environment ...Read More

Bear Creek Sediments Site in Baltimore Added to Superfund Cleanup List

Bear Creek Sediments Site in Baltimore Added to Superfund Cleanup ListBear Creek’s addition to EPA’s National Priorities List elevates clean-up plans PHILADELPHIA (March 18, 2022) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is adding the Bear Creek Sediments Site in Baltimore County, Maryland, to the Superfund National Priorities List (NPL). ...Read More

Portion of Talbot County waterway reclassified as restricted for shellfish harvesting

PORTION OF TALBOT COUNTY WATERWAY RECLASSIFIED AS RESTRICTED FOR SHELLFISH HARVESTING BALTIMORE (March 11, 2022) – The Maryland Department of the Environment has reclassified a portion of a waterway in Talbot County to close it to shellfish harvesting. One hundred and ninety three acres of waters in Irish Creek ...Read More

Maryland drinking water project receives national honor for excellence in problem solving 

MARYLAND DRINKING WATER PROJECT RECEIVES NATIONAL HONOR FOR EXCELLENCE IN PROBLEM SOLVING U.S. EPA recognizes Maryland American Water for improvements to drinking water system serving Bel Air in Harford County; project addressed problems cited by Maryland Department of the Environment, received funding through the state agency BALTIMORE (March 3, 2022) ...Read More