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Troubling Findings of Forever Chemicals in Antietam Creek Announced by Upper Potomac Riverkeeper

High Levels of PFAS Detected in Smallmouth Bass and Creek Waters Washington, D.C. – June 17– Upper Potomac Riverkeeper (UPRK) Brent Walls today announced findings of high levels of PFAS chemicals in fish and water in the Antietam Creek and surrounding region. Said Walls, “Although banned nearly 15 years ago, the presence of these chemicals, […]

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DEQ Taking Action on Route I-66 Alleged Violations

Potomac Riverkeeper Commends Virginia Department of Environmental Quality for Action to Bring Route I-66 Construction Site Polluter to Account Investigation by Potomac Riverkeeper Identified Illegal Sediment Runoff into Accotink Creek and Potomac River Washington, D.C. – May 18 – Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PRKN) applauds Virginia’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) for issuing notices of violation […]

DEQ Issues Notice of Violation for VDOT Problems Related to “Transform 66” Project

DEQ has issued the following Notice of Violation for VDOT problems that have been under investigation by Potomac Riverkeeper, Dean Naujoks. VAR10K601_2020-05-08_NOV No. SW2020-05-NRO-001 (PDF)

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Maryland Proposes to Reject Effort to Delay Pollution Reductions

Three Coal-Fired Plants Affected, Must Meet Better Standard to Protect the Public Washington, D.C. – April 2 – Potomac Riverkeeper Dean Naujoks today announced that Maryland’s Department of the Environment (MDE) has proposed to reject efforts by GenOn Energy, the operator of three coal-fired plants in the state, to delay water pollution safeguards at three coal-fired […]

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UPPER POTOMAC RIVERKEEPER FILES COMPLAINT AGAINST LUKE PAPERMILL

Verso, Owner of the Company Refuses to Stop Polluting Washington, D.C. – March 25 – Upper Potomac Riverkeeper (UPRK) Brent Walls today announced the filing of a federal lawsuit against Verso Corporation, the owner of the closed Luke, Maryland papermill for the ongoing pollution of the Potomac River with “black liquor,” a byproduct of paper […]