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$116 million expansion of Cox Creek dredge facility approved
$116 million expansion of Cox Creek dredge facility approved

State officials approved Wednesday a $116 million project to expand the Cox Creek containment facility for contaminated material dredged from the port of Baltimore's shipping channel. The channel's 50-foot depth, which the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers maintains by dredging, is considered critical to the port's continued growth as larger cargo ships start moving through the Suez and Panama canals. The new contract, awarded by the state Board of Public Works to the Maryland Environmental Service under an interagency agreement with the Maryland Port Administration, will expand the MPA-owned Cox Creek site's 133-acre dredged material containment facility onto adjacent MPA...

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