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Volume IV, Number 1

October 2009

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. 

:: Featured Articles

Maryland Childhood Lead Poisoning Decreases

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.

Department of the Environment Takes Action to Reduce Air and Mercury Pollution at Lehigh Cement in Union Bridges

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 Wins 2009 ECOS State Program Innovation Award

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.

Groundwater Remediation Continues in Jacksonville, Maryland

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.

Air Pollution 101, Part 2 – Maryland’s Air Quality Improves

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.

Numeric Nutrient Criteria Will Aid in Bay Clean-up

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.

MDE Takes Steps to Protect Groundwater Resources

The Maryland Department of the Environment has proposed revisions to its well construction regulations that address the latest building practices and uses.

MDE and Howard University Use Latest Technology to Monitor Air

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.

In Brief...

  • Maryland Commission on Climate Change Discusses Progress
  • Marylanders Gather to Develop Solutions to State’s Environmental Justice And Health Issues
  • MDE Updates Local Governments on High-Quality Waters and Water Quality Impairments
  • New Permit for Agricultural Animal Feeding Operations to Take Effect December 1
  • Mid-Atlantic Green Business Forum, October 26th
  • 15th Annual Maryland Water Monitoring Council Conference – December 3, 2009 - Top Reasons Why You Should Attend


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