Baltimore Waters Filled With Massive Sewage Overflow

Map illustrating the volume of sewage overflow in Baltimore City with varying circle sizes representing different gallon ranges.

In a distressing environmental event last week, Baltimore City witnessed a significant sewage overflow that led to over 14 million gallons of untreated sewage water being discharged into the city’s streams and rivers. This incident was triggered by a potent mix of heavy rainfall and snowmelt, putting the city’s aging sewage infrastructure under immense pressure. … Read more

The Hidden Dangers In Your Supposedly ‘Pure’ Bottled Water

A pile of empty plastic water bottles with red caps, signifying waste and environmental issues related to bottled water.

In recent years, the presence of tiny plastic particles in bottled water has sparked significant concern among consumers and researchers alike. A groundbreaking study by Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty laboratory, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, highlights an alarming issue: the proliferation of nanoplastics and associated chemicals in bottled water. These findings … Read more

Chesapeake’s 2000 Gallon Sewage Overflow On Christmas

sewage overflow with Christmas decorations

On Christmas Eve, Chesapeake witnessed an environmental concern as over 2,000 gallons of sewage overflowed due to a blockage in a sewer line. This incident not only disrupted the festive spirit but also raised concerns about water quality and environmental safety. The Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD) immediately sprang into action, testing water quality and … Read more

Massive Sewage Spill at Great Bridge Lock

Health advisory sign warning against recreational activities in water due to sewage spill at Great Bridge Lock.

A significant environmental incident occurred at the Great Bridge Lock in Chesapeake, where approximately 2.5 million gallons of wastewater spilled into a canal leading to the Elizabeth River. This event prompted immediate action from local health officials and environmental agencies to mitigate risks and inform the public. The Incident and Immediate Response The spill was … Read more