Public Health Archive

WBAL-TV: MDE testing wastewater to help prevent COVID-19 outbreaks

The Maryland Department of the Environment is using a unique way to help prevent future outbreaks of the coronavirus. Go to story

WYPR: The Fight Against COVID Goes To The Sewers

The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) is pulling together a new statewide initiative to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks in public housing facilities: sampling and testing wastewater for the virus. Go to story

Radon Gas Awareness Month to feature billboards, ads

Radon Gas Awareness Month to feature billboards, ads BALTIMORE (January 4, 2021) — January is Radon Gas Awareness Month and the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) is focusing on new billboard messaging to encourage state residents to visit the MDE website to acquire a free test kit and ...Read More

eMDE – Ben’s Blog: 2020 year in review

2020 – THE YEAR IN REVIEW COVID, Climate, and Chesapeake dominated this historic and traumatic year of 2020 for us at the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) in nearly all respects, literally, figuratively, and virtually (digitally speaking). The COVID-19 crisis hurt our employees, families, and communities but also ...Read More

eMDE: An Eastern Shore Home to Environmental Justice

THE LATEST FROM THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT An Eastern Shore Home to Environmental Justice When University of Maryland Anthropology Research Professor Barbara Paca looks at the tiny, Talbot County waterfront town of Oxford, she sees the Eastern Shore’s most prominent nexus between environmental justice and climate change ...Read More

WJZ: Maryland Launches Targeted Wastewater Sampling For COVID-19

Gov. Larry Hogan announced a statewide initiative Thursday to sample wastewater as an early warning system of a COVID-19 outbreak in vulnerable communities. As part of Maryland’s COVID-19 Sewer Sentinel Initiative, the governor has approved funding of $1 million to sample wastewater for the virus that causes COVID-19 in ...Read More

Maryland launches targeted wastewater sampling for coronavirus

MARYLAND LAUNCHES TARGETED WASTEWATER SAMPLING FOR CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 Sewer Sentinel Initiative builds on success of science-based, field-tested pilot program, moves to provide data to detect and respond to outbreaks in vulnerable communities   BALTIMORE (Nov. 12, 2020)– Governor Larry Hogan today announced a statewide initiative to sample wastewater as ...Read More

MDE Sec. Grumbles, Attorney General Frosh announce filing of suit against Luke Paper Mill owners

MDE SECRETARY GRUMBLES, ATTORNEY GENERAL FROSH ANNOUNCE FILING OF SUIT AGAINST LUKE PAPER MILL OWNERS UNDER FEDERAL HAZARDOUS WASTE LAW Complaint alleges ongoing violations of state and federal pollution laws, seeks civil penalties; previously filed claims under state law would be brought to federal case BALTIMORE (May 28, 2020) ...Read More

Waterways in Talbot County reclassified for shellfish harvesting

  WATERWAYS IN TALBOT COUNTY RECLASSIFIED FOR SHELLFISH HARVESTING Sections of Harris, Cummings creeks closed to harvesting   BALTIMORE (May 18, 2020) – The Maryland Department of the Environment has reclassified waterways in Talbot County for shellfish harvesting. About 428 acres of Harris Creek and about 71 acres of ...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 and loans will reduce pollution, prevent sewage overflows and backups, improve drinking water reliability BALTIMORE (April 1, 2020) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved funding of more than $132 million for improvements to ...Read More
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