EPA orders cleanups by Baltimore and Anne Arundel 13 Nov 2009

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EPA orders cleanups by Baltimore and Anne Arundel
November 13, 2009

Baltimore City and Anne Arundel County have been cited for water pollution violations in the wake of federal inspections that found spilled oil, trash and other debris in storm drains at local government facilities, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday. Rainfall washing off parking lots lacking in pollution controls often carries nutrients, sediment and other pollutants into streams, rivers and the Chesapeake Bay. The agency ordered each local government to correct the problems, including a lack of paperwork, training and housekeeping, that were identified in inspections of vehicle maintenance shops, landfills and solid-waste transfer stations. The federal agency did not levy any fines, but warned penalties could follow if the governments did not comply. Spokesmen for the city and county said each is taking steps to correct the problems.

– Timothy B. Wheeler

Copyright © 2009, The Baltimore Sun

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About Bruce

Work for sustainable development of small islands; ex-Peace Corps (Volunteer and staff) in LA & Caribbean; cruised Caribbean on S/Y Meander for three years; like small tropical islands, French canals, Umbria, Tasmania, and NZ. Married 50 years. Former President (1995 to 2016) of Island Resources Foundation.
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