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Sailor Turns Sleuth in Battle for Nation’s River

You’ll enjoy this feature story by Tom Pelton of Environmental Integrity Project on Upper Potomac Riverkeeper Brent Walls and his battle to save the Upper Potomac River: “Sailor Turns Sleuth in Battle for Nation’s River This 18 minute audo recording will be of interest because goes into more depth about the town of Luke, Maryland, … Read More

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PFAS in the Upper Potomac

PFAS are legacy toxic chemicals and a serious problem, whose extent and prevalence we still don’t know. But Brent Walls, Upper Potomac Riverkeeper, has begun important testing in his watershed, starting with Antietam Creek. Check out this video from his Water Wednesday talk. 

Press Release

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, … Read More

Press Release

Potomac Riverkeeper Network Files Notice of Intent to Sue Verso Corporation (Luke Paper Mill)

Discharges of Toxic “Black Liquor” into the Upper Potomac River from Verso Corporation’s Luke Paper Mill Violate Hazardous Waste Law Washington, D.C. – November 19– Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PRKN) today filed a Notice of Intent to Sue (NOI) Verso Corporation, owner of the now-closed Luke, Maryland paper mill, for the ongoing unlawful discharges of a … Read More


Bad Actor vs. Unintentional Failures

If you’ve just joined Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PRKN) you may gather that we don’t stop trying to solve a pollution problem when we hit the inevitable advocacy road block. Instead, our custom is to take legal action when advocacy can’t get us any further towards a solution. However, this is not always necessary. In many … Read More