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Lawmakers to propose emergency legislation to stop treatment of train derailment wastewater at Baltimore facility

March 27, 2023
Maryland State house with city in Annapolis

Maryland legislators are scrambling to halt the release of treated wastewater from the East Palestine, Ohio, train derailment site into the Baltimore sewer system. State and local officials were notified Friday that the Norfolk Southern railroad hired Clean Harbors Environmental Services to remove toxic chemicals from water from the derailment site at its Southwest Baltimore facility. Clean Harbors plans to put the treated wastewater into Baltimore’s sewer system, where it would go to the problematic Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant in Dundalk.

 

Article Source: Baltimore Sun

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