Volume IV, Number 1
eMDE is a bi-monthly publication of the Maryland Department of the Environment. It covers articles on current environmental issues and events in the state.
The annual statewide Childhood Lead Registry surveillance statistics show that more children were tested and the percentage of children with lead poisoning decreased last year.
The Maryland Department of the Environment recently announced two significant actions that will reduce mercury emissions and resolve alleged emissions of particulates at Lehigh Cement Company’s Union Bridge plant in Carroll County.
MDEStat, the real-time management and accountability program used by the Department since 2007, has received the 2009 State Program Innovation Award from the Environmental Council of the States, an organization of state environmental regulatory agencies.
More than three-and-a-half years ago, the Maryland Department of the Environment responded to a major release of over 26,000 gallons of gasoline in the northern Baltimore County town of Jacksonville. The site, an ExxonMobil gas station located at the intersection of Jarrettsville Pike and Paper Mill Road, is now closed and all storage tanks and piping have been removed.
This improvement in air is the result of a continuing effort to reduce pollution from more and more sources and to further reduce pollution from some major source sectors, such as power plants, both locally and nationally.
The Maryland Department of the Environment is participating in a national effort to address nutrient pollution by developing numeric criteria for Maryland’s non-tidal, freshwater streams and rivers, including those that flow into the Chesapeake Bay.
The Maryland Department of the Environment has proposed revisions to its well construction regulations that address the latest building practices and uses.
The Maryland Department of the Environment and Howard University teamed up to put the latest in air monitoring technology to use at Howard’s Beltsville research site.
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