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The Maryland Department of the Environment’s Oil Control Program is overseeing the largest cleanup of a subsurface release of petroleum products in the state, an effort that has removed more than three million gallons of fuel that had seeped into the ground at the former Exxon Terminal in southeast Baltimore.
Maryland’s Comprehensive Monitoring Strategy calls for more resources to identify the specific sources of pollution and find cost-effective opportunities to restore water quality throughout Maryland.
Rising from sources in Maryland and in states to the west and south, the gases and particles combine and react in the atmosphere to form pollution. That eventually causes health problems such as asthma and other respiratory illnesses back on the ground.
Municipalities across Maryland looking to grow often need one thing in particular: more water. In homes, businesses, and industries alike, safe and healthy drinking water is essential.
Join MDE Secretary Shari T. Wilson, Scot Spencer, chairman of the Maryland Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities, and other officials and community and business leaders for a detailed look at the connections between land use, public health, and the environment.
Summer interns sponsored by the Maryland Department of the Environment tackled a range of issues, including matters related to greenhouse gases, water pollution and radiation used in medical facilities.
The Department congratulates the following employees for their outstanding service during the last quarter.
Maryland Benefits From EPA Decision on Greenhouse Gas Standards, Maryland State Parks Featured on Maryland Public Television in Conjunction With The National Parks: America's Best Idea from Director Ken Burns