Recent heavy rains have pushed a surge of wood debris, Styrofoam and plastic bottles into the Chesapeake bay, and states are fighting about who’s responsible, The New York Times reports.
The tidal wave of trash comes after officials opened floodgates in the Conowingo Dam in northern Maryland, pushing floating garbage and debris down the Susquehanna River from upstream states.
“The upstream states, Pennsylvania and New York, need to step up and take responsibility for their sediment and their debris that is pouring into our bay,” Gov. Larry Hogan of Maryland said at a public works meeting on Aug. 1.
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