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State OKs Permit for US Army Corps Dump in Earleville; But No Dumping Until Construction Starts on New Cecilton Waterline

December 24, 2014

The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) has issued a six-month permit to the US Army Corps of Engineers to allow renewed dumping of shipping channel dredge spoil at the Pearce Creek site the Corps owns in southern Cecil County. But dumping could not resume until construction begins on a seven-mile water pipeline from...
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Army Corps to Earleville Dump Victims: No Free, Safe Water for You; FedsThumb Nose at Citizens, Cecil County Council

October 23, 2014

The US Army Corps of Engineers is refusing to provide temporary free bottled water to Earleville residents whose drinking water wells were polluted by a federal dredge spoil dumpsite, which the Corps and the Maryland Port Administration (MPA) are trying to re-open to new dumping after a 20-year hiatus due to pollution concerns. During...
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Earleville Residents Demand Expedited Water Service Before Feds Resume Spoils Dumping; State Holds Enviro Hearing

September 28, 2014

Residents of three Earleville area communities told state environmental officials Saturday 9/27/14 that they must receive safe, clean drinking water before the US Army Corps of Engineers gets possible state approval for resumed dumping at its nearby Pearce Creek site, which has polluted area aquifers and drinking water wells. About 100 area residents attended...
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Cecilton Water Pipeline on Track as State Agrees to Require Connection of Earleville Homes Affected by Federal Dump

September 3, 2014

A stumbling block to bringing safe, clean water to three Earleville communities with wells polluted by a US Army Corps of Engineers dredge spoil dumpsite has been overcome with a new commitment by state environmental officials to require homes to connect to the water system once it is completed. Without such state action, there...
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Cecil County Council Ponders Susquehanna River Sediment, “Co-ordination” as Tool to Challenge State, Federal Mandates

April 1, 2014

Ah, it was all sweetness and light, cheerful cooperation and goodwill at the Cecil County Council’s worksession on Tuesday—gotcha, on April Fool’s Day. After yet another battle royale over approval of the Council’s past meeting minutes, the panel got down to some interesting information on how the county might use provisions of federal law...
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