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More evidence found of toxic contamination in waters off Sparrows Point
More evidence found of toxic contamination in waters off Sparrows Point

New testing has found more evidence of serious contamination in a creek bordering the former steel mill at Sparrows Point, prompting environmentalists to question the adequacy of the cleanup plan for the Baltimore County peninsula now targeted for redevelopment.  According to an analysis commissioned by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, sediments sampled from the bottom of Bear Creek off Dundalk are so riddled with toxic pollutants that most killed aquatic creatures normally found elsewhere in Baltimore's harbor. The Annapolis-based environmental group says the tests conducted by a University of Maryland scientist indicate that contamination from the...

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