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Wagner needs monitoring

Wagner needs monitoring

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency designated North Anne Arundel County, Baltimore and portions of Baltimore County as being in a sulphur dioxide non-attainment zone in July of this year. Emissions from the local Herbert A. Wagner coal-fired plant are blamed, and it apparently is one of the dirtiest plants in the region, emitting dangerous levels of sulphur dioxide and other pollutants. On high-demand days, the levels far exceed safe limits.

In October, 2016, the Greater Pasadena Council sent letters to both the EPA and the Maryland Department of the Environment requesting these agencies include in next year's budget an appropriation of approximately $200,000 for the...

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