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Development

Bay 101: Air Pollution

For two generations Fort Howard residents have been plagued with particulate and noxious air emitted from various industrial stationary and mobile sources at adjacent Sparrows Point Peninsula across Old Road Bay. The Clean Air Act was the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s federal response to those decades establishing a set of principal air Read more…

County Council

Sparrows Point Development Taxpayer Funding

  Redwood Capital Investment holding,Tradepoint Atlantic, released on October 17, 2018  their 304 page Tax Incremental Funding application for $120,000,000 submitted to the Baltimore County Department of Labor and Economic Development in Spring 2018.  Tax Incremental Funding Application The application will be reviewed on the merits how Baltimore County taxpayers Read more…

Environment

Environmental Integrity Project Addresses Industrial Emissions Contaminating Fort Howard

Air borne industrial emissions are medically well documented by the National Institute for Heath (NIH) as causing and/or exacerbating asthma and other pulmonary sickness and disease in humans.   Fort Howard residents recently experienced contamination from industrial emissions  resulting from  operations, less than a mile away, at Trade Point Atlantic. These emissions migrated Read more…

Development

MDOT Chesapeake Bay Crossing Study Meetings

As an international logistics gateway, Trade Point Atlantic’s projected 28,000 tractor trailer trips per day may have several future traffic and environmental impacts on the communities surrounding the new bay bridge crossing.  To assure that all branches of government give proper consideration to the environment the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)  policy Read more…

Environment

MDE Grants Permit Comment Period Extention

Ms. Leah Kelly of Environmental Integrity Project requested on behalf of Fort Howard Community Association an extension of the comment period for the Access World LLC’s commodity grinding and pulverizing processing permit. Mrs. Shannon Heafey of MDE’s Air Quality Permits Program Air and Radiation Administration has favorably replied in the following.   Read more…

Environment

Sparrows Point Grinder Permit Period Extension Filed

Testimony by Fort Howard Community Association representatives and members, Environmental Analyst Mr. Russel Donnelly, and 7th District Civic Council of Baltimore County Leaders Helping Leaders detailed the ongoing air quality concerns regarding fugitive air particulate emissions from the Sparrows Point, Maryland industrial site.  With the 130 years history of toxic industrial Read more…

Environment

Sparrows Point Voluntary Cleanup Program

Sparrows Point Voluntary Cleanup Program MDE/EPA Public Meeting Update on Environmental Work at Sparrows Point April 25, 2018 at 6 p.m. North Point Library 1716 Merritt Boulevard Dundalk, MD 21222   Air Quality Monitors will be addressed for Fort Howard, Community residents and for our schools.   Sparrows Point Environmental Reports   Read more…

Environment

Sparrows Point Environmental Permit Hearing

    Thursday, April  19, 2018 at 7 PM the Maryland Department of Environment is taking public comment on Sparrows Point break-bulk shipping terminal operator Access World (USA) LLC’s  application to construct a 1800 ton per hour slag grinding and pulverizing mill at the previous 3100 acre steel manufacturing complex. Records indicate 2600 Read more…