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EPA Warns Md., Other States About Chesapeake Bay Cleanup

"Federal officials said Wednesday they have given marching orders to Maryland and other states that drain into the Chesapeake Bay to come up with detailed plans for reducing pollution plaguing the estuary, warning that states face development shutdowns or other as-yet unstated consequences if the water fails to get cleaner."

Source: Baltimore Sun, 11/06/2009

"Report: Coal Plant Would Add 'Harmful' Amount of Mercury To Chesapeake Bay"

"A proposed coal-fired power plant in Surry County (Va.) would add 'significant and harmful' amounts of mercury and other pollutants to the Chesapeake Bay and several river systems in coastal Virginia already suffering from excessive mercury levels, a study released Wednesday concludes."

Source: Hampton Roads Virginian-Pilot, 10/15/2009

"Virginia Beach to Control Sewage Overflows Under Costly Settlement"

"Hampton Roads Sanitation District, based in Virginia Beach, has agreed to pay a $900,000 civil fine and to take action to reduce alleged sanitary sewer overflows from its collection system and nine sewage treatment plants that have polluted the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries."

Source: ENS, 09/30/2009

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