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Old 01-28-2015, 01:40 PM   #1
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End of an era

I live on a peninsula, across the Patapsco Rive is Sparrows Point, a massive and essentially dead, steel mill started in 1889. They just took down a 37 story, 11 million pound blast furnace. If you told the guys who worked there in the 50's and 60's that some Russian outfit would buy the place in 2008 you would likely get your a$$ kicked.
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Old 01-28-2015, 05:06 PM   #2
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Any idea what is going there in its place?
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Old 01-28-2015, 05:21 PM   #3
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The site is in an absolutely spectacular location. Other than 100+ years of intense, heavy industrial pollution. So much pollution that when the issue of setting up a LNG port facility on the bordering Bear Creek was in play, there was a lot of concern about what sort of nasty stuff would be stirred up off the bottom when the channel would be dredged to make it deep enough for the tankers. IIRC, it used to be standard practice for waste to be just dumped into the river.

I can't begin to imagine the cost of cleaning the place up to make it habitable.

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Sign of the times: Sparrows Point blast furnace demolished - Baltimore Sun
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