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By Heather Dewar and Heather Dewar,SUN STAFF | August 24, 2001
Health warnings against fishing or swimming are in effect for a stretch of the Wicomico River south of Salisbury after a sewage spill Aug. 10. An estimated 300,000-400,000 gallons of raw sewage poured into the river when a pumping station lost power during a heavy rainstorm, causing wastewater to overflow, said officials for the Environmental Protection Agency and the Maryland Department of the Environment. Sewage flowed into the river for about four hours until power was restored, according to a Salisbury Public Works Department report to the MDE. The Wicomico County Health Department has posted signs advising people not to swim or fish in the river from the treatment plant to the Green Hill Yacht Club, about six miles downstream from city limits.
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November 19, 2009
Chesapeake Shipbuilding said Wednesday that it has signed a contract to acquire about three acres of property adjacent to the shipyard. The acquisition would allow the company to expand and create as many as 125 new jobs. The land, located on the Wicomico River, is now an empty lot with a "derelict" bulkhead, the company said in a press release. The company designs and builds commercial steel vessels and has been in Salisbury for more than 30 years. - Andrea K. Walker
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BUSINESS
November 19, 2009
Chesapeake Shipbuilding said Wednesday that it has signed a contract to acquire about three acres of property adjacent to the shipyard. The acquisition would allow the company to expand and create as many as 125 new jobs. The land, located on the Wicomico River, is now an empty lot with a "derelict" bulkhead, the company said in a press release. The company designs and builds commercial steel vessels and has been in Salisbury for more than 30 years. - Andrea K. Walker
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By Tom Pelton and Tom Pelton,SUN REPORTER | April 3, 2008
A power plant ash dump in Southern Maryland leaked toxic pollutants into a wetlands described by the state as one of the most important in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, according to a complaint filed yesterday. In the legal notice, environmental groups and Charles County residents advised state and federal environmental agencies of their intent to sue the Mirant power company over runoff from the Faulkner fly ash landfill. The groups assert that Mirant's own records show that the dump's runoff of toxic pollutants such as selenium and lead into Bowling Creek, which flows into Zekiah Swamp and the Wicomico River, violated water quality standards 12,677 times in 2006 and 2007.
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By Tom Pelton and Tom Pelton,SUN REPORTER | April 3, 2008
A power plant ash dump in Southern Maryland leaked toxic pollutants into a wetlands described by the state as one of the most important in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, according to a complaint filed yesterday. In the legal notice, environmental groups and Charles County residents advised state and federal environmental agencies of their intent to sue the Mirant power company over runoff from the Faulkner fly ash landfill. The groups assert that Mirant's own records show that the dump's runoff of toxic pollutants such as selenium and lead into Bowling Creek, which flows into Zekiah Swamp and the Wicomico River, violated water quality standards 12,677 times in 2006 and 2007.
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By Pat Emory and Pat Emory,Contributing Writer | May 31, 1992
The afternoon is hot and the traffic reports tell you the backup is seven miles long at the Bay Bridge. So, what do you do? Get in line and sit for hours in the heat?An alternative is to get off the well-traveled roads to the ocean beaches and discover a little bit of Delmarva. Not far off the three main routes to the beaches, there are car ferries and river boats that take you out on Delmarva waters, museums packed '' with history and parks and wildlife sanctuaries that let you experience nature close up.Most beach-goers take the same old route to the ocean, weekend after weekend, never knowing that just a few minutes off the highway they can still have some afternoon fun when rain chases them home early or a back-up or accident stalls them on the road.
NEWS
August 26, 2006
Maryland: Politics Senate candidates get national airing The candidates have yet to be determined, but at least one debate in the Maryland race for U.S. Senate has been scheduled - and for live national television. Meet the Press will air a debate between the winners of next month's Democratic and Republican primaries live from Washington, NBC News said this week. The debate, to be moderated by Tim Russert, will air Oct. 29, nine days before the general election to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes.
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By Ellen Gamerman and Ellen Gamerman,SUN STAFF | May 7, 1996
ROCK POINT -- The body of former CIA Director William E. Colby washed up near a Southern Maryland beach yesterday, eight days after he disappeared while canoeing on the murky waters near his summer home.Police said they found no sign of foul play, and believe the 76-year-old Colby drowned after falling into the mouth of Neale Sound during a solitary outing at the southern tip of Charles County."This is being investigated as a fatal boating accident," said Lt. Mark Sanders of the state Natural Resources Police.
NEWS
By David H. Britton | March 6, 1992
THE IRONY of celebrating the just-concluded Black History Month is that history for blacks is still happening; their history is their present, and their future their past. All the degradation, intolerance, enmity and inequality still exists. Life for them has never has been nor ever will be the "crystal stair" poet Langston Hughes spoke of.The distance this country still must traverse to achieve racial equality is most apparent outside the big cities. The city has a way of covering over its inequities.
NEWS
April 24, 2002
The city of Salisbury will pay a $40,000 fine and spend another $200,000 or more to install equipment to monitor for sewage spills, under an agreement with the federal government that settles years-old violations of the federal Clean Water Act. The Environmental Protection Agency said that before December 2000, the city allowed industrial plants to send too much silver, lead, zinc, grease and other pollution into the sewer system, and eventually into...
NEWS
August 26, 2006
Maryland: Politics Senate candidates get national airing The candidates have yet to be determined, but at least one debate in the Maryland race for U.S. Senate has been scheduled - and for live national television. Meet the Press will air a debate between the winners of next month's Democratic and Republican primaries live from Washington, NBC News said this week. The debate, to be moderated by Tim Russert, will air Oct. 29, nine days before the general election to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes.
NEWS
By Heather Dewar and Heather Dewar,SUN STAFF | August 24, 2001
Health warnings against fishing or swimming are in effect for a stretch of the Wicomico River south of Salisbury after a sewage spill Aug. 10. An estimated 300,000-400,000 gallons of raw sewage poured into the river when a pumping station lost power during a heavy rainstorm, causing wastewater to overflow, said officials for the Environmental Protection Agency and the Maryland Department of the Environment. Sewage flowed into the river for about four hours until power was restored, according to a Salisbury Public Works Department report to the MDE. The Wicomico County Health Department has posted signs advising people not to swim or fish in the river from the treatment plant to the Green Hill Yacht Club, about six miles downstream from city limits.
NEWS
By Ellen Gamerman and Ellen Gamerman,SUN STAFF | May 7, 1996
ROCK POINT -- The body of former CIA Director William E. Colby washed up near a Southern Maryland beach yesterday, eight days after he disappeared while canoeing on the murky waters near his summer home.Police said they found no sign of foul play, and believe the 76-year-old Colby drowned after falling into the mouth of Neale Sound during a solitary outing at the southern tip of Charles County."This is being investigated as a fatal boating accident," said Lt. Mark Sanders of the state Natural Resources Police.
NEWS
By Pat Emory and Pat Emory,Contributing Writer | May 31, 1992
The afternoon is hot and the traffic reports tell you the backup is seven miles long at the Bay Bridge. So, what do you do? Get in line and sit for hours in the heat?An alternative is to get off the well-traveled roads to the ocean beaches and discover a little bit of Delmarva. Not far off the three main routes to the beaches, there are car ferries and river boats that take you out on Delmarva waters, museums packed '' with history and parks and wildlife sanctuaries that let you experience nature close up.Most beach-goers take the same old route to the ocean, weekend after weekend, never knowing that just a few minutes off the highway they can still have some afternoon fun when rain chases them home early or a back-up or accident stalls them on the road.
NEWS
By David H. Britton | March 6, 1992
THE IRONY of celebrating the just-concluded Black History Month is that history for blacks is still happening; their history is their present, and their future their past. All the degradation, intolerance, enmity and inequality still exists. Life for them has never has been nor ever will be the "crystal stair" poet Langston Hughes spoke of.The distance this country still must traverse to achieve racial equality is most apparent outside the big cities. The city has a way of covering over its inequities.
NEWS
By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | March 12, 2012
Parts of three waterways have been opened to shellfish harvesting after tests showed declines in bacteria there, the Maryland Department of the Environment announced Monday. An area of the Wicomico River on the Eastern Shore, at the border between Wicomico and Somerset counties, is now approved for commercial harvests. Waters below Bay Point had been closed because of high bacteria levels in the water. The headwaters of Broad Creek in Talbot County have been conditionally approved, meaning that oysters and clams can be harvested there except after a heavy rainfall.
NEWS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | June 15, 2014
The body of an 11-year-old girl who went missing while playing on a sandbar Friday was found in waters off Cobb Island in southern Maryland on Sunday, according to the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office. The girl was identified as Faith Janee Lee, of Chaptico, the sheriff's office said. He family has been notified. The body was taken to the office of the chief medical examiner for autopsy, officials said. Foul play is not suspected. About 2 p.m. Sunday, a boater on the Wicomico River near Cobb Island saw a body in the water near the 17400 block of Rock Point Road and called police, said Diane Richardson, a spokeswoman with the Charles County Sheriff's Office.
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