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Tag: DEQ

By Linda Cicoira -- The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality authorized $88,000 in grants to support citizen volunteer water quality monitoring. The monies could be used to purchase monitoring equipment, perform lab services, and more. The awards will range from less than $1,000 to $11,000. The deadline to apply...
By Linda Cicoira -- An environmentalist who was speaking during the public participation portion of the Eastern Shore Groundwater Committee meeting Tuesday asked Tyson Foods to be satisfied with the number of poultry houses it now has in Accomack County. “We need you on the Shore,” Ken Dufty said of...
By Linda Cicoira The State Water Control Board approved consent orders late last week for 57 poultry operations on the Eastern Shore allowing each of them to withdraw more than 300,000 gallons of groundwater a month. Cindy Berndt, director of regulatory affairs for the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), said this...