Chesapeake Legal Alliance Files Preliminary Injunction to Force Action on Wastewater Violations
On Monday, June 13, 2022, Chesapeake Legal Alliance and Barley Snyder, on behalf of its client, Blue Water Baltimore, filed a motion for a preliminary injunction in the U.S. District Court, District of Maryland to require Baltimore City to act immediately to fix ongoing health and safety issues at its Patapsco and Back River wastewater treatment plants and to post health advisory signs at water recreation areas impacted by the plants.
This comes after recent inspections at both facilities found continuing, and in some cases, worsening deficiencies and disrepair, causing dangerous conditions for nearby residents and plant workers. Additionally, the plants continue to violate their discharge permits despite active orders from the Maryland Department of the Environment to rectify these violations.
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