Sewage treatment plants, factories still significant polluters, report finds

Baltimore's Patapsco wastewater treatment plant, seen from above, is one of nine major facilities in Maryland operating without any numeric limits on nitrogen discharges, report says.

( Jane Thomas, IAN, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science / December 6, 2012 )

Baltimore's Patapsco wastewater treatment plant, seen from above, is one of nine major facilities in Maryland operating without any numeric limits on nitrogen discharges, report says.

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Tim WheelerTim Wheeler reports on the environment and Chesapeake Bay. A native of West Virginia, he has focused mainly on Maryland's environment since moving here in 1983. Along the way, he's crewed aboard a skipjack in the bay, canoed under city streets up the Jones Fall from the Inner Harbor, and gone deep underground in a western Maryland coal mine. He loves seafood, rambles in the country and good stories. He hopes to share some here.

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