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Conowingo Dam no longer holding back pollution

Posted July 16

— Scientists say the Conowingo Dam is no longer holding back pollution in the Susquehanna River from entering the Chesapeake Bay.

The Baltimore Sun is reporting (http://bsun.md/2uxQsUw ) that Gov. Larry Hogan will announce a plan to make progress at the dam, based on proposals the state has received from private industry.

Hogan told the newspaper he will seek a contractor next month to deal with the sediment and dissolved phosphorous and nitrogen pollution that erodes the health of the nation's largest estuary.

The governor also says he'll convene a summit to discuss the issue.

The Sun reports that a dozen companies responded to Hogan's call for innovative ideas to save money on the project.

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