After State Regulators Take Control Of One Baltimore Wastewater Plant, Problems Uncovered At Another
April 20, 2022
Just as authorities made a dramatic move to wrangle one wastewater treatment plant in a major U.S. city, it appears its neighboring facility is now under scrutiny as well.
“Environmental groups are calling for third-party oversight at Baltimore’s Patapsco Wastewater Treatment Plant after an inspection conducted last week found continuing equipment problems resulting in high levels of bacteria and nutrients released into the river,” according to The Baltimore Sun. “It comes a few weeks after the Maryland Environmental Service took charge of Baltimore’s other wastewater facility, located along the shores of the Back River in Dundalk, citing declining conditions after months of failed inspections.”