Mayor Scott’s Statement on Clean Harbors’ Decision to Not Process East Palestine, OH Wastewater in Baltimore

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Brandon M. Scott
Baltimore City
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BALTIMORE, MD. (Wednesday, March 29, 2023) - Today, Mayor Brandon M. Scott issued the following statement regarding the City's decision to decline East Palestine Wastewater.

"As the Mayor, ensuring the protection and safety of our residents is of the utmost importance to me. Therefore, I am pleased to announce that Clean Harbors has confirmed they will no longer process any wastewater originating from the Norfolk Southern Railroad derailment in East Palestine, Ohio in their Baltimore facility as a result of my denial of their permit to discharge in Baltimore’s wastewater system.

My heart goes out to the community of East Palestine, Ohio, and I remain dedicated to prioritizing the well-being of our residents. Baltimoreans have my unwavering commitment to taking all necessary actions to protect our communities and ensure they have the quality of life they deserve."

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