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Community input meeting to be held to discuss concerns over proposed White Marsh organic recycling facility

WHITE MARSH, MD—A community input meeting will be held later this month to discuss a proposed new organic recycling facility in White Marsh. The meeting will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at the Perry Hall Library. In March, the White Marsh-Cowenton Community Association reported that PEH Organics Recycling, Inc., the new owners of the property …


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Baltimore County conducts enhanced bacterial monitoring, provides update on Back River

TOWSON, MD—In response to recent public health concerns about water quality in sections of Back River, County Executive Johnny Olszewski has directed Baltimore County’s environmental health specialists and natural resource specialists to coordinate enhanced bacterial monitoring of Back River in the areas adjacent to and downstream from Baltimore City’s Back River Wastewater Treatment plant. In addition to routine seasonal sampling …


HEALTH ALERT: Residents advised to avoid contact with water in Back River

BALTIMORE, MD—Due to contaminants in Back River that can cause illness, the Maryland Department of the Environment and the Maryland Department of Health on Friday issued an alert advising residents to avoid contact with the water. The advisory contains the following recommendations: Avoid contact with Back River water Do not drink stream water Do not swim or wade in the …

Community voices concerns over proposed new recycling facility in White Marsh

WHITE MARSH, MD—Neighbors and community members are voicing concerns over a new, proposed recycling facility in the White Marsh area. The White Marsh-Cowenton Community Association reported this week that PEH Organics Recycling, Inc., the new owners of the property located at 11235-11239 Philadelphia Road (formerly Vince’s Auto), are planning to operate it as an “Organic Recycling Facility.” PEH Organics has …

Attorney General Frosh files lawsuit for environmental violations at two local wastewater treatment plants

BALTIMORE, MD—Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Friday filed a lawsuit in Baltimore City circuit court on behalf of the Maryland Department of the Environment to eliminate unpermitted discharges from the two largest wastewater treatment plants in Maryland: the Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant and the Patapsco Wastewater Treatment Plant. Both plants are owned and operated by Baltimore City. During …

Board of Public Works approves $3 million in grants for clean water, Chesapeake Bay

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Board of Public Works has approved nearly $3 million in grants to reduce pollution and improve water quality. The Board is composed of Governor Larry Hogan, Treasurer Dereck E. Davis and Comptroller Peter Franchot. “These are smart investments to protect public health and prevent water pollution in Maryland communities and the Chesapeake Bay,” said Maryland Environment Secretary …

AG Frosh to Governor Hogan: Understaffing at state agency puts Maryland’s drinking water at risk

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Wednesday sent a letter to Governor Larry Hogan warning that he believes the Maryland Department of the Environment’s (MDE) Water Supply Program (WSP) is dramatically understaffed – potentially risking the safety of Maryland’s drinking water and the health and welfare of Marylanders. WSP’s mandate is to ensure that the State’s 3,300 public …

Hazmat crews respond after sewage line ruptures in Perry Hall

PERRY HALL, MD—Crews responded to a sewage leak in Perry Hall on Wednesday evening. The incident was reported at around 6 p.m. on Powder Farm Court (21128). The Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company reports that the rupture occurred in a residential yard and that the line was leaking sewage into the woods. Crews from the Maryland Department of the Environment are evaluating …