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  • City Paper's discovery of a recent sewer-leak spike along Greenspring Avenue highlights pollution's persistence

    Raw sewage, which is supposed to be carried to treatment plants via underground pipes, overflowed 16 times since last summer along a five-block stretch of Greenspring Avenue between Cold Spring Lane and Northern Parkway in Baltimore, according to the city's reporting of such incidents. In all, these overflows spewed at least 12,000 gallons of nutrient-laden effluent, to make its way through storm drains and streams downhill into the nearby Jones Falls, the Baltimore Harbor, and ultimately, the Chesapeake Bay, where it contributes to algal blooms and fish kills. While this is a regular occurrence citywide-in March, the city reported 68 such overflows, leaking an estimated 10,000 gallons of sewage-until recently it hasn't been along this stretch of Greenspring Avenue, where there had been only seven reported overflows between 2005 and 2012.
  • In This Week's City Paper

    In the cover feature, Gadi Dechter goes long with the history of Galaxy tall tee. No links there, really, but in Mobtown Beat, Ryan Grim goes fishing with various groups, both environmental and sporting, trying to save the Chesapeake Bay's menhaden...

    Domino Sugar’s Owners Sued Over EPA Air-Pollution Allegations at Baltimore Plant

    American Sugar Refining, Inc., has been sued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over the operation of boilers at its iconic Domino Sugar plant overlooking Baltimore's Inner Harbor. According to the lawsuit, filed May 9 in U.S. District...

    Renegotiation of consent decree for sewer overhaul not done, DPW says

    The Brew wrote a good story this week about the Baltimore Department of Public Works' effort to renegotiate a huge federal consent decree, stretching the time and reducing the cost. Today Kurt Kocher and crew at DPW responded:   ++++++++++++++++++++ ||...

    EPA Rejects Harbor Point Development Plan

    The Environmental Protection Agency dealt a setback to the Harbor Point developers today, rejecting a "Detailed Development Plan" for the Exelon Tower because of errors in the environmental sampling. "We couldn't accept it," says Donna Heron, a press...