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Saturday Briefing on Toxic Waste Coming to MD

March 26th, 2023 by WCBC Radio

Baltimore Co Delegates Szeliga and Nawrocki Still Say NO to Accepting Toxic Waste
Baltimore County – March 25, 2023. Today, elected officials in the Baltimore region were briefed by entities including the EPA, MDE, Clean Harbors (the private company processing the toxic waste) about Friday's announcement that at least 675,000 gallons of toxic water from the East Palestine railroad chemical disaster last month are coming to Baltimore. The toxic waste will eventually be sent to the beleaguered Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant through the sewer system.
"Representatives from the US Senate, Congress, the Lt. Governor, Governor's office, the General Assembly, City, and County Councils all expressed grave concerns about this proposal," said Delegate Szeliga. "No one thought this was a good idea and we urge Governor Moore to step up and protect Maryland."
"On the call, we were told we just had to accept this material by the EPA. However, we will not simply sit down, shut up, and accept this toxic waste as the EPA says we must. Instead, we will advocate for our constituents and the environment of Maryland," commented Delegate Ryan Nawrocki.
Delegates Szeliga and Nawrocki remain firmly against this proposal. Next week, they will work with their colleagues in Annapolis to introduce emergency legislation prohibiting Maryland from becoming Ohio's toxic waste dump.