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The Clean Chesapeake Coalition hopes the Conowingo Dam's relicensing process will create an opportunity to address concerns about the dam's role in Chesapeake Bay pollution.
Sediments behind the Conowingo dam threatening 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.
The U.S. Geological Survey says reservoirs near the mouth of the Susquehanna are filling with sediment and storms are now washing more pollution into the Chesapeake Bay.
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