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June 2, 2009

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"Dolphins Are Swimming, Mating And Even Giving Birth In The Potomac"

"Five decades ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared the polluted Potomac River a “national disgrace.” Although it is now much cleaner, officials in Washington are still not convinced the water is safe for humans to swim in. But many miles downriver, where the Potomac widens to lakelike proportions as it flows toward the Chesapeake Bay, it teems with a different species of swimmers whose presence may signal healthier waters: dolphins."

Source: Washington Post, 10/03/2019

Maryland Concerned About Pennsylvania’s Water Plans For Bay

"Ahead of a September meeting of the Chesapeake Bay states, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan again called on Pennsylvania to step up efforts to clean up the estuary and urged the EPA to hold the commonwealth accountable. From Pennsylvania, he got a quick response."

Source: Baltimore Sun, 08/30/2019

"Neutralization Of Hydrofluoric Acid To Begin At Philly Refinery"

"Workers at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery in South Philadelphia began neutralizing tens of thousands of barrels of a highly toxic chemical this week. The refinery is shutting down after an explosion and fire destroyed part of the plant. The company has entered Chapter 11 bankruptcy."

Source: WESA, 08/09/2019

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