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Study: Conowingo Sediment Increasingly Affecting Bay

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Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 11:36 pm

BALTIMORE (AP) - Sediments behind the Conowingo dam threatening Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts must be dealt with sooner rather than later, and Exelon should be part of the solution as part of the relicensing of its hydro-electric power plant, a Maryland natural resources official said Tuesday.

Bruce Michael, director of the Resource Assessment Service at the Department of Natural Resources, made the comments as the Chesapeake Bay Program released a study using a new statistical method to gauge Bay pollution levels that found sediment pollution from the dam has been increasing.

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