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8:26 am
Thu November 13, 2014

Conowingo Dam Not Major Threat to Bay Health, Study Says

Conowingo Dam

A new report says that the Conowingo Dam is not a major threat to the health of the Chesapeake Bay.

The $1.4 million multiagency study looked at the movement of sediment and materials such as phosphorus that damages the bay.

The agencies involved ranged from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Geological Survey to state agencies like the Maryland Department of the Environment and the Department of Natural Resources.

The full report is to be released later today.

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8:11 am
Fri May 4, 2012

Nutrient Trading System Could Save Billions in Chesapeake Bay Clean Up Costs


WASHINGTON (AP) - The costs of restoring the Chesapeake Bay could be cut as much as 80 percent through trading of pollution credits, according to a new study.

The study was presented Thursday in Washington to the Chesapeake Bay Commission, which advises state legislators in Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania.

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