Another international carrier says goodbye

The Baltimore Sun

Air Greenland quitting BWI

Air Greenland is stopping its short-lived service out of Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, leaving BWI with one trans-Atlantic daily flight. The airline said it will cancel 10 flights scheduled for this summer. The move comes less than a year after Air Greenland began seasonal service to Baltimore.

Grace to pay cleanup cost

W.R. Grace & Co. has agreed to pay 40 percent of the cost - about $41 million - to clean up contamination at Baltimore's Curtis Bay, where the company extracted radioactive thorium from ore in the 1950s. The federal government, which employed Grace as a contractor at the time, will cover 60 percent of the bill.

Track owner reassures Md.

Magna Entertainment Corp., the Canadian owner of Pimlico and Laurel racetracks, reaffirmed its commitment to Maryland's thoroughbred racing even as it faces concerns about its ability to stay in business. Company officials met with the Maryland Racing Commission in a closed session to discuss the company's finances.

Cheap bus service coming

Megabus.com will start bus service from New York to seven East Coast cities, including Baltimore, Washington, Philadelphia and Boston, in late May. The low-fare carrier said it would offer some early-bird fares as low as $1 when the service begins. Owned by Scotland's Stagecoach Group, Megabus opened its first U.S. hub in Chicago.

EPA sues to get ship cleaned

The Environmental Protection Agency has filed a federal lawsuit asking that the new owner of an old naval ship decaying in Baltimore harbor be forced to clean up the vessel - along with any leaks - after a report showed it contains dangerously high levels of toxins. The ship is owned by Potomac Navigation Inc. of Delaware.

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