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April 22, 2019 | Ashley Profitt

10 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

Today is Earth Day. The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970. This 49-year-old tradition allows us to appreciate the environment in which we live. With climate change looming around us, we found some ways you can help reduce our county’s carbon footprint and celebrate Earth Day. Calculate your carbon footprint. Figure out […]

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July 20, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Hogan Administration to Sue EPA over Agency’s Failure to Regulate Pollution

The Maryland Department of the Environment has informed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency it intends to sue the agency over its failure to regulate 36 power plants in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The plants are emitting nitrogen oxides in violation of the law, according to a letter sent to the EPA by […]

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February 9, 2017 | Staff Writer

Council in Brief (VIDEO)

The latest Council in Brief includes reports on the incinerator, the redevelopment of White Oak and the neighborhood action team. Susan Kenedy hosts the show, below:

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January 12, 2017 | Staff Writer

Leggett Encourages Homeowners to Test their Homes for Radon (VIDEO)

During the month of January, Montgomery County is joining a nationwide effort to educate homeowners and renters on the dangers of radon gas and the importance of testing their homes. National Radon Action Month focuses on the steps everyone can take to help ensure their home is safe and radon free. “I encourage every resident […]

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December 7, 2016 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: WSSC and EPA Monitor Mystery Sheen in Potomac River

UPDATED 12.7.16 According to a WSSC news release, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that a power plant in Dickerson is the source of an oily substance that leaked into the Potomac River late last month. WSSC officials report that its Potomac plant continues to operate at full capacity and has not experienced any […]

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April 28, 2016 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County GreenFest Planned for Saturday in Takoma Park

The Second Annual Montgomery County GreenFest is planned for Saturday, April 30 in Takoma Park. County Executive Ike Leggett and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy will kick off the event at 11 a.m.  GreenFest is the County’s largest environmentally themed festival for residents and businesses. County leaders including Council President Nancy Floreen, Councilmembers Roger […]

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December 7, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Dise Calls for Radon Testing at County Facilities

David Dise, director of the Department of General Services (DGS) for Montgomery County, said he is calling for radon tests of county facilities following news that 26 Montgomery County public schools and two other MCPS buildings tested positive for elevated levels of radon. “Given the results reported by MCPS, I have initiated an investigation of […]

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December 6, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Bowers Announces Plans to Retest All Schools for Radon

All Montgomery County public schools and buildings will soon be tested for radon, according to a statement by Interim Superintendent Larry Bowers that was released on Sunday. You may remember that MCPS officials are in the process of retesting 28 MCPS locations that previously showed elevated levels of radon, according to the most recent testing […]

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November 17, 2015 | Staff Writer

County Council Approves Radon Test Bill

The Montgomery County Council today unanimously approved amended Bill 31-15 that will require most single-family homes be tested for radon prior to be being sold. According to county officials, Montgomery County is the first in the nation to mandate radon testing, ensuring that buyers and sellers and are informed of the possible existence of radon […]

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July 1, 2015 | Staff Writer

Rockville’s Drinking Water Passes EPA Test

Rockville’s drinking water continues to be safe, according to an Annual Drinking Water Quality Report released today. The Environmental Protection Agency report details the source, treatment, distribution, safety and quality of Rockville’s drinking water. Rockville’s drinking water met or exceeded all drinking water quality regulations set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and adopted and enforced […]

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