Rehabilitated Ducks To Be Released Back Into The Wild

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Maryland Department of the Environment
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Maryland Department of the Environment
Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Potomac Electric Power Company
Press Release Contact: (301) 579-2023

Rehabilitated Ducks To Be Released Back Into The Wild

Aquasco, MD (May 12, 2000) -- Thirty mallards that were oiled due to the April 7 Chalk Point oil spill have been rehabilitated and are ready to be returned to their natural environment. The Patuxent River has been sufficiently cleaned for their safe release.

WHAT: Release of 30 rehabilitated mallard ducks by the Chesapeake Wildlife Sanctuary

Where

Pepco’s Hallowing Point Lab, Hallowing Point, Maryland
From Washington, DC, take Route 5 South. Take a left on 381. Take another left on 231 (to Benedict). After crossing the Patuxent River bridge (Benedict), take an immediate right onto the gravel road by the "no outlet" sign. Proceed to Pepco’s Hallowing Point Lab.

When

Monday, May 15, 2000, 10 AM

Who

Representatives of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE), Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Chesapeake Wildlife Sanctuary and Pepco



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