BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland and the new owner of the old Bethlehem Steel mill site have signed an agreement to clean up the Baltimore County site and clear the way for redevelopment.
The Maryland Department of the Environment and Sparrows Point Terminal LLC signed an agreement on Thursday in which the company will assume responsibility for ongoing environmental work. Sparrows Point Terminal will also complete cleanup of the 3,100-acre site.READ MORE: Howard County Public Schools Teacher Helps Feed Students, Families Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
Sparrows Point Terminal will provide the Department of the Environment a $43 million trust fund and a $5 million letter of credit to ensure cleanup of the property.READ MORE: Ravens Home Now On Front Line of COVID-19 Battle; M&T Bank Stadium Opens As Latest Maryland Mass Vaccination Site
The Bethlehem Steel plant was the largest in the world in the 1950s and employed 31,000 workers at its peak. It closed in 2012.MORE NEWS: University Of Maryland College Park Students Are Supposed To Be Sequestering Due To COVID-19. A Student Says They Aren't
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