Monday, November 15, 2021

Join members of NAG at the Valley Protein Wastewater Discharge, Sludge Disposal Permit Hearing

Tuesday, Nov 16
6:00 PM
Linkwood-Salem Volunteer Fire Company
3905 Ocean Gateway (Route 50) at Linkwood

The Maryland Department of the Environment is about to issue a new permit covering wastewater discharge and sludge disposal at the Valley Protein rendering plant in Linkwood, Dorchester County, Maryland.
Residents of the Transquaking and Nanticoke watersheds, and other concerned Lower Shore citizens, are encouraged to attend.

The draft permit, fact sheet and a detailed summary of changes are available on MDE's website, . VP is asking MDE to allow them to increase their output of of the processed wastewater flow to a potential average of 575,000 gallons per day!

If you are concerned about noxious odors and water pollution emanating from the VP plant, as well as dispersal of sludge created by the plant onto farmland in the Transquaking and Nanticoke watersheds, this is the best opportunity to make your voice heard. 

The new permit will cover operations at the plant for at least the next five years. Speak up now for clean water and public health.

Written comments concerning the tentative determination will be considered in the preparation of a final determination if submitted to the Department before 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Comments should be directed via email to:

Or mailed to:
Maryland Department of the Environment
Water and Science Administration
1800 Washington Blvd., Ste. 455
Baltimore, MD 21230-1708
Attn: Michael Richardson, Industrial & General Permits Division

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