Exelon Will Fund New Conowingo Study

Exelon Corp. will fund a new study on the Conowingo Dam and its effect on the Susquehanna River and Chesapeake Bay. This announcement cones on the heels of a recent state announcement that the Maryland Department o the Environment was preparing to deny some pending permits for the facility.

From Associated Press coverage in the Daily Times:

The Maryland Department of the Environment says Exelon Corp. will pay up to $3.5 million to fund more study of the Conowingo power dam’s effects on Susquehanna River and Chesapeake Bay water quality.

The agency threatened last month to deny a permit renewal because the Chicago-based company hadn’t fully supported its assertion that the dam’s reduced ability to trap sediment was harming the Chesapeake Bay, about 10 miles downstream.

Read the full Daily Times article online.

Read previous Conduit Street coverage of the recent MDE permit decision:
MDE Prepared To Deny Key Conowingo Permit

Michael Sanderson

Executive Director Maryland Association of Counties