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  • Maryland environmental enforcement actions: Naughty Businesses of the Week

    The Maryland Department of the Environment has announced enforcement actions for the following businesses: Land Pollution LEAD: MDE’s Lead Poisoning Prevention Program enforces mandatory requirements to reduce lead paint risk in rental...
  • Response to homeowners' lead dust concerns highlights holes in system

    Response to homeowners' lead dust concerns highlights holes in system
    The dust was thick enough that Sally Dworak-Fisher could trace letters in it with her finger. She feared that particles from rehab work next door were drifting into her Federal Hill home and coating many surfaces — even under the bathroom sink....
  • Gansler's office email points to problem with Public Information Act

    Gansler's office email points to problem with Public Information Act
    The report that a lawyer in Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler's office sent an email and left a voicemail message suggesting that the state should act quickly on a request from someone who claimed to be an important political supporter of the lawyer's...
  • Officials: Md. health lab improving after lead records tumult

    In the three months since revelations of widespread records destruction at the state health department's lab, interim managers have made strides to improve its operation, Maryland's top health officials say. The lab could see more changes, based on a new...
  • Lead-paint email discusses potential 'big embarrassment' to Gansler

    Lead-paint email discusses potential 'big embarrassment' to Gansler
    It was late one afternoon when the email went out, warning of "hot front page news" that could be a "big embarrassment" to Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler. The message came from an assistant attorney general, writing to alert her supervisor that a...
  • Un-shredding records at the health department

    Un-shredding records at the health department
    A report that top officials at the state health lab shredded hundreds of blood test results for lead-poisoned children earlier this year because they couldn't be bothered with keeping up with requests for the paperwork raises serious questions about the...
  • State trying to cope with backlog of pollution violation cases

    State trying to cope with backlog of pollution violation cases
    FEDERALSBURG — Charles S. Long was upset to discover that a bulldozer had cleared the land next to his, knocking down trees and uprooting day lilies on his property in the process. A state inspector also found problems with the clearing project: It...
  • School Court TV draws young actors into courtroom dramas

    School Court TV draws young actors into courtroom dramas
    Within a half-hour of her arrival on the TV set, Kerri O'Dair was transformed from casually clad college student to the picture of a young lawyer, dressed in pearls, a black suit and high heels. While a stylist applied makeup, the 18-year-old studied...
  • Lead paint judgments: the shame of the city

    Lead paint judgments: the shame of the city
    For the past two decades, many in Maryland have worked tirelessly to eliminate lead poisoning and to protect our most vulnerable children and families. It has required a lot of heavy lifting — organizing and educating parents, children and...
  • Lead poisoning cases decline in Md., but gaps remain

    Lead poisoning cases decline in Md., but gaps remain
    Lead poisoning, once widespread, appears on the way to becoming a rarity among children living in old rental housing in Baltimore and the rest of Maryland. But the problem is growing among youngsters who live in owner-occupied and newer rental homes,...
  • Kennedy Krieger sued over lead paint study

    In a class action lawsuit filed Thursday, Kennedy Krieger Institute is accused of exposing poor black children to "dangerous levels" of lead as part of a housing experiment in the 1990s. The suit, filed Thursday in Baltimore City Circuit Court by...
  • Baltimore housing authority racking up legal bills for lead cases

    The Housing Authority of Baltimore City often cites a lack of funds to explain its refusal to pay nearly $12 million in court-ordered judgments to former public housing residents who suffered permanent lead-paint poisoning as children. But the city's...