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Hazardous Materials

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  • Army wants to change permit for hazardous waste facility

    Residents are invited to attend a public hearing on the Army's request to add a hazardous waste facility already on Aberdeen Proving Ground to its environmental permits. The Army advertised a hearing at 6 p.m. on Sept. 14 at the Edgewood Library, at...
  • Army wants to add another hazardous waste facility in Edgewood to federal air emissions permit

    The Army's Edgewood Chemical Biological Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground is requesting a federal permit for a munitions assessment and processing facility that is expected to handle a number of deadly chemical agents, including Sarin, a nerve agent...
  • Arbutus volunteers among responders to Saturday's haz-mat incident at Walmart

    Among 72 calls for medical and fire-rescue service the Arbutus Volunteer Fore Department received Oct. 2-9 were the following: Bloomsbury Avenue, 200 block, 10:01 p.m. Oct. 8. Crews from the Arbutus volunteer station and Catonsville career station...
  • It's time for U.S. to pass an energy bill

    It's time for U.S. to pass an energy bill
    The old saying goes that if you put a million chimpanzees into a room with a million typewriters for enough time, one of them will eventually write Shakespeare. Unfortunately, we do not have a room full of chimpanzees, but we have the next best thing...
  • Mayor announces new hazardous waste dropoff program

    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake threw the first ceremonial trash over the side of a raised platform into a bin below, as the city Tuesday unveiled a reconfigured Northwest Sanitation Yard that city officials said would give north Baltimore residents a...
  • Baltimore County hazardous waste collection Sunday

    Baltimore County residents may drop off hazardous waste items Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Waste can be dropped off at the Western Acceptance Facility, 3310 Transway Road, located off the 4500 block of Hollins Ferry Road in Halethorpe. Items accepted...
  • City facility resumes hazardous waste collection

    Household hazardous waste drop off for Baltimore residents resumed this weekend, after a winter hiatus. Oil-based paints, pesticides and herbicides, batteries, pool chemicals, drain cleaners and gasoline, among other hazardous materials, can be taken...
  • CSX to pay $2 million to Baltimore

    Four and a half years after a derailment and fire in the Howard Street Tunnel created havoc downtown, CSX Transportation Inc. has agreed to pay Baltimore $2 million to settle the city's lawsuit against the railroad company. Mayor Martin O'Malley and...
  • City, CSX readiness faulted in rail fire

    Federal transportation officials said yesterday that the most likely scenario behind the 2001 train derailment and fire in Baltimore's Howard Street Tunnel "involved an obstruction between a car wheel and the rail, in combination with changes in track...
  • Train safety record declines

    The derailment and fire involving a chemical-laden freight train in Baltimore last month is just the latest in a pattern of rail accidents on the rise since 1997 - about the time that a string of multibillion-dollar rail mergers left the industry...
  • NTSB, city sifting clues to accident

    As downtown Baltimore returned to normal yesterday, federal investigators gathered evidence that could implicate a water main rupture in last Wednesday's train derailment, a theory that prompted a forceful defense from city officials. Freight trains...
  • Chronology: With a rumble, chaos

    The first sign of trouble was an unsettling rumble from beneath the streets, a trembling, grinding sensation that lasted several seconds. Dan Stone felt it on the fifth floor of the cast-iron building he owns at 300 W. Pratt St. In a tavern downstairs,...