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MDE Discusses Morris Mill Contaminated Water

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A large group of concerned Morris Mill residents attended Thursday night's meeting for more information about what contaminated water may mean for them. (Photo: WBOC) A large group of concerned Morris Mill residents attended Thursday night's meeting for more information about what contaminated water may mean for them. (Photo: WBOC)
MDE officials said that they will be providing bottled water and the EPA may set up water tanks as a short-term solution. (Photo: WBOC) MDE officials said that they will be providing bottled water and the EPA may set up water tanks as a short-term solution. (Photo: WBOC)

SALISBURY, Md.- The Maryland Department of Environment held a public informational meeting at Parkside High School Thursday night to answer questions about water contamination in the Morris Mill Road area of Salisbury.

Health officials said chemical TCE, a solvent used in cleaning metal parts, was detected in the area's water wells.

According to the MDE, the water in some areas of the Morris Mill neighborhood is unsafe for drinking and even bathing.

Officials said drinking or breathing TCE may cause nervous system problems, liver and lung damage and other issues, including death.

Concerned Morris Mill residents like Janet Warick attended the meeting for more information about what contaminated water may mean for them.

"I came to hear what they have to say about how this all got started and what they're going to do about it, who it affects," Warwick said.

MDE officials said that they will be providing bottled water and the EPA may set up water tanks as a short-term solution. A community well may be brought in as a long-term solution.

The MDE continues to investigate the source and solution of this problem.

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