Synagro Technologies, a Baltimore-based waste management company, faces grass roots opposition to its application to spread industrial waste as fertilizer over farms in seven Virginia counties. As a result of the backlash, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality has delayed signing off on Synagro's plans.
Environmental regulators said Thursday they have given the final go-ahead for construction of the Harbor Point project, allowing the developer to begin driving pilings next week for a new Exelon Corp. office tower at the former factory site laced with toxic chemicals.
The family that owns the Black Olive restaurant and runs the Inn at The Black Olive is monitoring the air outside the hotel — across the street from the planned Harbor Point development — as a check on the official monitoring happening on site.
Throughout the Baltimore area, the record-breaking cold has caused water pipes to freeze and burst, unleashing rivers of water that panicked homeowners rush to stop. Plumbers say they've never been busier
Not only should the proposed incinerator in Curtis Bay not be built so close to Benjamin Franklin High School, it should not be built at all. Calling it a trash-burning "power plant" doesn't make it safe or change the fact that it incinerates dangerous industrial waste.
The developer planning to build a new waterfront headquarters for Exelon Corp. on the site of a former chromium processing plant assured Fells Point area residents Thursday night the Harbor Point project could be built safely without releasing the highly contaminated soil and ground water entombed beneath the site.
A public meeting tonight (Thursday) will give Baltimore residents a chance to ask questions about environmental safeguards for developing Harbor Point, a former factory site in Fells Point where toxic chromium remains entombed underground.
Plans for redeveloping a former chromium factory site in Fells Point hit a new snag Friday, as federal and state regulators called for changes in the Harbor Point developer's plans for protecting the public from toxic contaminants in the ground during construction of an office building there for Exelon Corp.
Even as some Fells Point residents worry that building over toxic soil at Harbor Point could endanger their health, records show elevated levels of cancer-causing chromium in groundwater just beyond the site targeted for an upscale development.
The developer planning to build an office tower at Harbor Point agreed Wednesday night to hold another public meeting on the controversial project after Fells Point residents who showed up for an open house there demanded a more formal discussion of the safety of developing the former chemical plant site.
For some residents near Sparrows Point, there's an upside to the closure of the steel mill: No more steelmaking byproduct — kish — raining down on their properties. But a year after the shutdown, some still worry about the possibility of long-term effects.
Scientists have found abnormalities in yellow perch in three Maryland rivers that are either heavily suburbanized or rapidly developing, which they say helps explain why the distinctive black-striped fish are not thriving in those Chesapeake Bay tributaries.
Baltimore County police say precious-metal dealers' transaction records enable them to track stolen property as it starts its way through an elaborate black market. But incomplete paperwork, or, the lack of paperwork is not uncommon among gold buyers who might be enticed to overlook procedures because payoffs can be big.