March 4, 1992
The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $50,000 to a St. Mary's County citizens' group so it can hire an outside expert to review the federal agency's plan to incinerate contaminated soil at a Superfund site in Hollywood.Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, D-Md., said she requested the grant to ensure that citizens' be heard on the issue of the planned cleanup of the old Southern Maryland Wood Treatment plant.The EPA plans to burn 100,000 tons of soil contaminated with creosote, pentachlorophenol and small amounts of dioxin, all probable human carcinogens, at the site.
March 21, 1991
State agriculture officials moved in the right direction to protect unsuspecting eagles and other birds when it declared that the state will require farmers this spring to bury the pesticide Furadan underground with their plantings instead of spreading it on top of the soil.Still, environmental groups want bolder moves. Furadan was traced to bald eagle deaths in 1988 and the poisoning of other birds. The incidents, caused by the misuse of Furadan by farmers planting corn, have resulted in citations and penalties.
July 9, 1991
In an attempt to interest more black college students in environmental science careers, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Morgan State University signed a pact yesterday to strengthen ties between them.Nine Morgan State University students are spending this summer at EPA research laboratories around the country, and the agreement will likely mean more such opportunities for students, said Eugene DeLoatch, dean of the School of Engineering at Morgan State.The pact also will mean that Environmental Protection Agency scientists will work with Morgan State students and professors on joint research projects, Dr. DeLoatch said.
November 21, 1992
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration, sidestepping one of the most controversial issues remaining on its calendar, has decided that it will not act to weaken rules preventing development of the nation's wetlands, a senior White House official said yesterday.The decision, made shortly after the election, means that President Bush is handing over to the Clinton administration the question of whether to redefine a wetland in a way that would allow more of them to be filled in or otherwise developed.
February 14, 1997
Three state environmental companies got grants through the National Association of State Development Agencies to help them sell in Latin America and Asia.EA Global Inc., a subsidiary of Hunt Valley-based EA Engineering, received $20,000 to design, build and test a mobile wastewater treatment system. The system is intended to demonstrate EA's environmental engineering capabilities in central China.ThermoChem Inc., based in Columbia, received $10,000 to help it market its waste-treatment system to Brazil's pulp and paper industry.
October 18, 1996
The Environmental Protection Agency will break ground today on a $47 million laboratory and office building at Fort Meade.The 140,000-square-foot Environmental Services Center, near Mapes Road and Route 175, is scheduled to be completed by fall 1998. The agreement between Fort Meade and EPA will save the federal government money it otherwise would have needed to purchase or lease land.The center will bring together 160 scientists, engineers and support employees now working in leased space in Annapolis and at the Department of Agriculture in Beltsville.