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Meeting on Sparrows Point pollution

Continuing their campaign to highlight unresolved pollution problems at the Sparrows Point steel-making complex, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper have scheduled a "town hall" meeting in Edgemere on Tuesday, July 28.

Nearly two months ago, CBF and the Waterkeeper formally notified state and federal environmental agencies and the current and former owners of the steel mill of their intent to sue in federal court to force cleanup of lonstanding pollution problems there. Bethlehem Steel Corp. signed a consent decree to clean up in 1997, and subsequent owners have agreed as well, but progress lags.

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The meeting will be from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the North Point Fire Hall, 7500 North Point Road. For more on the threatened lawsuit, go here, here and here.

Meanwhile, some residents are continuing their attempts to organize a class-action lawsuit seeking to collect damages for the pollution they've been exposed to. Russell Donnelly told my colleague Mary Gail Hare that about 50 people have agreed so far to join a lawsuit. The group has extended to September the deadline for signing up. For more information, go here and here.

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