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MD proposes new Chesapeake Bay cleanup efforts


September 8, 2010
By Baltimore Sun

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September 3, 2010,
Baltimore, MD – Maryland officials are proposing tripling the pace of the
state’s efforts to clean up the Chesapeake Bay, releasing a draft plan that
calls for pollution reductions across the landscape, including upgrading more
sewage plants and household septic tanks, retrofitting urban and suburban storm
drains, and trying new ways to curb farm runoff, including burning poultry
manure for energy.
September 3, 2010,
Baltimore, MD – Maryland officials are proposing tripling the pace of the
state’s efforts to clean up the Chesapeake Bay, releasing a draft plan that
calls for pollution reductions across the landscape, including upgrading more
sewage plants and household septic tanks, retrofitting urban and suburban storm
drains, and trying new ways to curb farm runoff, including burning poultry
manure for energy.

The 170-page plan,
submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, outlines 75 “options”
for reducing nutrient and sediment pollution enough to restore the bay’s water
quality by the end of this decade – five years ahead of the 2025 bay cleanup
deadline the states earlier set for themselves.

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