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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.

Baltimore Sun: Trash cleanup ordered for Baltimore harbor, streams

The abundant trash littering Baltimore area streams and the harbor will have to be cleaned up under new pollution limits set by federal and state regulators, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday. The city and Baltimore County would be required to remove or prevent hundreds of tons of trash ...Read More

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

WBAL: Tips for handling wood for winter

Randy Mosier with the Maryland Department of the Environment has tips to safely handle heating wood for the winter. Read the entire article and watch the video.  

Baltimore Sun: Howard County revs up electric car infrastructure

During the past year, Karsten Dahms has driven about 17,000 miles. His total gas bill over that period of time, however, stands at just $220. Dahms drives a Chevrolet Volt, an electric car with a 38-mile battery range that can switch to gas when its electric power source is ...Read More

CBS Baltimore: Chesapeake Cleanup Would Bring $22B To Region

WASHINGTON (WJZ) — Setting a dollar amount on the Chesapeake Bay. A new study released Monday compiled the numbers. Alex DeMetrick reports they add up to $100 billion. It takes 64,000 square miles of watershed to fill the Chesapeake Bay. Six states upstream are under federal orders to make ...Read More

Baltimore Sun: Lead poisoning statistics hold steady, state plans new efforts

The decades-long decline in lead-poisoned children in Maryland has essentially stalled, but state officials said Thursday they are taking steps in the coming months to address gaps in the marathon effort to eliminate the environmental health threat. Statewide, 2,622 youngsters up to age 6 were found to have harmful ...Read More

ABC2: Lead poisoning remains a concern for Maryland children

BALTIMORE – Hundreds of children in Maryland are diagnosed with lead poisoning each year. Thousands more are exposed. All of Baltimore and many parts of Baltimore County are among the most at-risk areas in the state. It’s a very serious condition with the potential to affect children for the ...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

Capital Gazette: Around South County: Saving the Bay one barrel at a time

Rain barrels are making a comeback. There was a time when almost every house and outbuilding had rain barrels to gather water. As technology progressed and people got more reliable wells, extensive municipal water systems, and better farm irrigation networks, the familiar wooden rain barrels disappeared. Read the entire ...Read More