Brownfields Archive

eMDE – Ben’s Blog: COP26; stormwater permits; lead awareness; PFAS; and more

    Maryland and Other State Programs Highlighted at Glasgow Global Summit I had the honor of representing Maryland, the Hogan Administration, and MDE at the annual global summit on climate change, known as COP26 (Conference of the Parties for the 26th year) in Glasgow, Scotland, November 7-10. What ...Read More

Department of the Environment acts to advance clean and renewable energy at redevelopment sites

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT ACTS TO ADVANCE CLEAN AND RENEWABLE ENERGY AT REDEVELOPMENT SITES Public comment welcomed on proposed regulation to waive cleanup program fees for sites slated for green energy projects; proposal stems from governor’s task force recommendation and legislation BALTIMORE (Oct. 8, 2021) – The Maryland Department ...Read More

WYPR: Sparrows Point: Cleaning Up After A Century Of Making Steel

The new owners of Sparrows Point have ambitious plans to redevelop the 3,100 acres on the lower east side of Baltimore County. But at the same time, they are beginning a massive cleanup for the industrial site where steel was made for more than a century. Read the rest ...Read More

WYPR: IMP: Will Sparrows Point Be An Economic Engine Once More?

WYPR’s Fraser Smith and John Lee discuss the work – and the money – that is going into the most valuable piece of real estate in Baltimore County, Sparrows Point. Listen to the entire article.

Bay Journal: New owner all fired up to raise Sparrows Point from the ashes

New firm has local roots and commitment to clean up years of contamination created by Bethlehem Steel’s furnaces. Michael Pedone’s to-do list looks something like this: Wake up. Watch dismantling of what was once the world’s largest steel mill. Figure out how to clean up a 3,100-acre site where ...Read More

Baltimore Sun: Sparrows Point owner, government reach cleanup agreement

Hopes for redevelopment of the former Sparrows Point steel mill in Baltimore County — and the promise of new jobs — took two giant strides forward Thursday as the land was sold to a new owner who also reached agreement with state and federal environmental agencies on a cleanup ...Read More