Update: ‘Boil Water’ Advisory Lifted in Sharptown

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*Update* Residents of Sharptown are no longer under a ‘boil water’ advisory. Tests of water samples earlier this week detected the presence of Total coliform bacteria and e-coli bacteria that reached a threshold of concern. Town officials said Wednesday that further testing has found no levels of concern, and Sharptown residents no longer need to…

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Planned Balloon Releases Are Now Illegal In Md.

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Planned balloon releases are now against the law in Maryland. The ban officially takes effect today. Anyone who is 13 or older is prohibited from intentionally releasing balloons or organizing or participating in a mass release of ten or more balloons. “In Maryland it’s now illegal to be a plastic balloon litterbug and that’s good…

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Combined Sewer Overflow Detected In Pocomoke River

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Recent heavy rainfall has resulted in a combined sewer overflow from the Snow Hill wastewater treatment plant of more than 500,000 gallons, according to Worcester County officials. The overflow event results from a combined sewer system that also collects stormwater. The Town of Snow Hill reported the CSO from its wastewater treatment plant to the…

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Update: Oil Spill Cleanup Reaches Final Stages

Crewmembers from Lewis Environmental, a remediation contractor, conducts cleanup operations of oil patties that washed ashore at various locations on the Delaware Bay coastline between Fowler Beach and Cape Henlopen, Delaware, Oct. 21, 2020. A unified command consisting of the United States Coast Guard and Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) has been established as cleanup efforts continue. (Courtesy photo/Released)
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Clean-up crews are nearing the end of an oil-spill response that has now lasted more than three weeks. According to the Delaware Department of Natural Resources, the beaches at Gordon’s Pond at Cape Henlopen, North Shores, Rehoboth and Dewey were the last to require a final sign-off. The unified command between DNREC and the Coast…

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