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Maryland Hazardous Waste Site Information For Sparrows Point Steel Mill

Environmental information and activities related to the Sparrows Point Steel Mill (Formerly known as Bethlehem Steel Corporation) can be found below.  In 1997, The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) signed a Consent Decree with Bethlehem Steel Corporation to address environmental contamination at the property. In September 2014, an Administrative Consent Order was executed between the prospective purchaser, Sparrows Point Terminal LLC, MDE and the EPA, which amended the 1997 Consent Decree. A portion of the peninsula known as the Sparrows Point Shipyard property has also been enrolled in the Voluntary Cleanup Program.

 

Public Information

Public Meeting Presentation meeting on environmental cleanup progress and off-shore investigations.

Joint Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Public Informational Meeting on the Administrative Consent Order and Protective Purchaser Agreement:

 Public Meeting June 24, 2010 MDE/EPA presentations and associated information:

 

Sparrows Point Press Releases

News!

EPA Statement of Basis public notice for Parcels A1 and sub-parcel B4-1

Redevelopment at steel making facility

EPA Approves Prospective Purchaser Agreement November 25, 2014

Administrative Consent Order

Key Provisions of the Administrative Consent Order and Background

 

Off Shore

Appendix D:

  

EPA Region III Corrective Action

 

Sparrows Point Voluntary Cleanup Program Environmental Reports

The Sparrows Point Environmental Reports Voluntary Cleanup Program Section currently lists the most recent Phase I ESA, dated May 19, 2014

The following presented information is listed in chronological order. Please review the individual documents for specific information: 

 

Coke Oven Area Interim Measures Progress Reports

 

January 13, 2011, EPA Revised Coke Point IRM approval Letter and Dispute Resolution

EPA Letter Authorizing Coke Oven Area IRM Quarterly Reporting

  • Coke Oven Area Interim Measures Cell 3 "Cove" Area Air Sparge/Soil Vapor Extraction System Design Report, dated March 1, 2011  
  • Coke Oven Area Interim Measures Cell 4 In-Situ Anaerobic Bio-Treatment System Design Report, dated March 31, 2011

 

Rod and Wire Mill

  • Interim Measures 2010 Letter and Annual Report Former Sludge Bin Storage Area, Rod and Wire Mill, dated January 2011 
  • Interim Measures 2011 Annual Report, Rod and Wire Mill, dated January 2012
  • Interim Measures 2012 Annual Report Former Sludge Bin Storage Area, Rod and Wire Mill, dated January 31, 2013
  • Interim Measures 2013 Annual Report Former Sludge Bin Storage Area, Rod and Wire Mill, dated January 2014 
  • Interim Measure 2015 Annual Report, Rod and Wire Mill, dated January 2016

 

Landfills 

 

Court Documents 

Documents Submitted to the Court on 12/28/11 as Developed in the Dispute Resolution Process:

 

Maryland Port Authority

Maryland Port Authority Coke Point Risk Assessment

 

Contact Information

If you have questions or require assistance related to the above material, please contact Ms. Barbara Brown at 410-537-3493 or email to Barbara.Brown1@maryland.gov                

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