Musician and activist, Pete Seeger, is amongst the general public who contributed to the masses concern for the environment. The Baltimore Sun reports that AG Brian Frosh made the claims in a federal lawsuit that was filed Thursday. Maryland AG Sues Closed Paper Mill for Polluting Potomac River "Though shuttered for a year, a Western Maryland paper mill’s byproducts continue to pollute the Potomac River, Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh charged in a federal lawsuit. The Potomac River has a lazy, sleepy, calm surface and a strong undercurrent. “After the Storm: Pollution […] May 28, 2020. Help Shenandoah Riverkeeper Pass a Law to Keep Cattle out of Our River! 0 303. Snapshot: The Potomac River Cascade into the Potomac River. Don't do it. Although this activity relates the story of the Potomac River and the history of Washington, D.C., similar situations exist in many watersheds throughout the country. Dog waste, chemicals, lawn fertilizer and other contaminants run offcountystreets, parkinglots, and other surfaces during arain storm, andinmanycasesdischarge straight into county creeks. An outdated sewer system is to blame. LUKE, Md. December 16, 2019 Propaganda, State Television. Congress may not find the will to deal with climate change until the tidal Potomac River is lapping against the steps of the Capitol. “Contaminated stormwater from this coal site has been polluting the Potomac River for too long, threatening the ecology of the nation’s river and the health of the many people who love to fish and paddle in the river,” Brent Walls, the Upper Potomac Riverkeeper, said in a statement. News Release — DC Office of the Attorney General. Image courtesy Robert Rheault/Flickr. For 35 years now, he said, he has fished in the Potomac River, and “it has gotten dirtier and dirtier and dirtier and dirtier. This all happens in “mixing zones” that the UPRC operates under certain permits that allow them to exist. In the Potomac River, the median number of chemicals found in source water was 17, and it is not currently known what their effects could be and require further study. A carbon tax will achieve three clear benefits: 1. At that point, it will be too late. I've been doing it for years and my kids have been swimming in it since they were babies. From an interview with The Atlantic: “I hate litter,” he said. This runoff makes water unfit for human … OAG Alleged that GenOn’s Potomac River Generating … The Shenandoah River is near and dear to the hearts of all those who grew up in the Shenandoah Valley as I… Continue reading . The Potomac River as of 2017. Register to Attend Water Wednesday with Chris Brown: WASHINGTON CANOE CLUB & THE POTOMAC RIVER Join our Potomac Riverkeeper, Dean Naujoks, and Chris Brown, author of "Washington Canoe Club (Images of America)" on Jan. 27th at 12PM. Maryland’s attorney general says byproducts from a closed paper mill are continuing to pollute the Potomac River. The MDE proposed a $450,000 fine on the UPRC for water quality violations in 2000. Roy Sewall Photography Defending the Drinking Water of 6 Million People Protecting the Potomac … On Feb. 11, 2009, fifth graders from St. Ambrose school walked down to Woodworth Park for a field trip with volunteers from Friends of Lower Beaverdam Creek. Protect the Potomac Watershed. The 2.5-acre coal loading operation beside a railroad line near the bank of the North Branch of the Potomac River, including a stockpile with heaps of coal up to 20 feet high, supplied coal to the Luke Paper Mill in Luke, Maryland, about a half-mile downriver. You may wish to use the story of the Potomac as an example for comparison with your local river, or you may want to adapt the story to special concerns within your local watershed. Whenever it rains in Washington, D.C., raw sewage spills into the Potomac River. That's why people die every single year swimming in it. (AP) — Maryland’s attorney general says byproducts from a closed paper mill are continuing to pollute the Potomac River. Teach your kids not to swim in the Potomac River. It's everywhere. Data sets for some indicators takes time to become publicly available, so we have aggregated and assessed data through 2018. “It’s the single largest stretch of river upstream of D.C. without any trees on it whatsoever,” Belin told Grist, the US not for profit online magazine, which focuses on environmental issues. represents the Potomac River in a storyI am going to tell you. Raising oysters along the bed of the Potomac River could lower pollution and improve water quality, according to new findings that show “farm-raised” shellfish are a promising method of managing nutrients. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 28, 2020. Verso, Owner of the Company Refuses to Stop Polluting. The weapons industry is polluting our environment – Potomac River as an example. A major U. S. fossil fuel power producer will pay D. C. $2. In addition to learning about leaves, trees, water quality and how the stream in the park connects to the Anacostia River, students created art projects on the spot using all natural materials. Washington, D.C. – March 25 – Upper Potomac Riverkeeper (UPRK) Brent Walls today announced the filing of a federal lawsuit against Verso Corporation, the owner of the closed Luke, Maryland papermill for the ongoing pollution of the Potomac River with “black liquor,” a byproduct of paper production. LUKE, Md. WASHINGTON — The Potomac River just got its report card, and the news is quite good.. Carlson: Immigrants Are Polluting The Potomac River. The Upper Potomac River Commission (UPRC) waste treatment plant releases solids into the river and releases nitrogen that increases nitrogen levels beyond legal limits. Press Release: AG Racine Announces Fossil-Fuel Energy Company Must Pay $2.5 million for Polluting the Potomac River. The head of the nonprofit Potomac Conservancy, Hedrick Belin, is now charging that the removal of trees along that 1.5-mile stretch could be worsening erosion and runoff into the river. By Press Release On May 28, 2020 Last updated May 28, 2020. Three branches, one mission. Maryland environmental officials are investigating a chemical leak from a recently shuttered paper mill on the Upper Potomac River that has discolored part of the river and could harm aquatic life. Some of you are going to play a role in this story. Ten years ago, the Potomac Conservancy rated the river’s health with a “D” grade. MEDIA CONTACT: Office of Communications. Don’t touch those canisters just yet, but notice the words that are printed on the labels. The fish in the Potomac River may look normal at first glance, but many of the Potomac’s male bass are producing eggs, and similar “intersex” fish are being found in rivers across the country. This Wednesday, January 29, a key House Committee in the Virginia legislature will consider HB 1422, a bill that sets a 2025 deadline… Continue reading . In lawsuit, Maryland accuses shuttered Luke paper mill of polluting Potomac River with black liquor waste Print MARYLAND (From news reports) -- Maryland is taking the owner of a shuttered Allegany County paper mill to court, accusing it of allowing a waste product known as black liquor to seep into the Potomac River despite regulators' demands that it stop the contamination. You have no idea what's going on under the surface. A now-closed paper mill in Western Maryland is accused of polluting the North Branch of the Potomac River by improperly dumping “pulping liquor,” which sparked complaints over the summer. (AP)- Maryland's attorney general says byproducts from a closed paper mill are continuing to pollute the Potomac River. In the Upper Potomac River wastershed, about 21 percent of the nitrogen pollution comes from polluted runoff, and 24 percent of the phosphorus pollution. The Rappahannock river flows about 195 miles from Chester's Gap, Virginia to Deltaville, Virginia. AG Racine Announces Fossil-Fuel Energy Company Must Pay $2.5 million for Polluting the Potomac River. Potomac Conservancy’s Potomac River Report Card presents and assesses data on five significant river health indicators: pollution, fish, habitat, land, and people. These Combined Sewer Overflows release pollutants like fecal coliform bacteria and e. coli into the waterway that can sicken animals, fish, and humans, and deplete oxygen levels causing harmful algal blooms. Share. How War Pollutes the Potomac River, DAVID SWANSON AND PAT ELDER FOR BUZZFLASH AT TRUTHOUT, 17 AUG 17, The Pentagon’s impact on the river on whose bank it sits is not simply the diffuse impact of global warming and rising oceans contributed to by the U.S. military’s massive oil consumption. OAG Alleged that GenOn’s Potomac River Generating Station Unlawfully Discharged Oil and Other Pollutants into River for Three Years . A now-closed paper mill in Western Maryland is accused of polluting the North Branch of the Potomac River by improperly dumping "pulping liquor," which sparked complaints over the summer. You see canisters on the table in front of you. That's why many municipalities, like those in suburban Maryland and Virginia that border the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay, are painting words like "It Ends Up In The Bay" in large bright letters across their storm drains. on January 27, 2020. Walk along the beautiful banks of the Potomac River in the city of Alexandria, Virginia and it's easy to find Styrofoam. In lawsuit, Maryland accuses shuttered Luke paper mill of polluting Potomac River with black liquor waste December 17, 2019 MARYLAND (From news reports) -- Maryland is taking the owner of a shuttered Allegany County paper mill to court, accusing it of allowing a waste product known as black liquor to seep into the Potomac River despite regulators' demands that it stop the contamination.