Honeywell to pay most of Md. port chromium plan

Maryland, Honeywell agree on plan to keep chromium laced fill out of Baltimore harbor

Associated Press

BALTIMORE (AP) -- The Maryland Port Administration says Honeywell International Inc. will pay for most of a $27 million plan to keep chromium-tainted fill from polluting the harbor and nearby residential areas.

Port and company officials plan to meet Tuesday with area residents to discuss the plan, which was approved recently by state environmental officials, ending years of negotiations. Honeywell has agreed to pay 77 percent of the costs of lining leaky storm drains at the Dundalk Marine Terminal and maintaining pavement over the contaminated soil.

Port officials told The Baltimore Sun (bsun.md/Pfh4LK) the state shares liability because it agreed to use soil from a former chromium processing plant in Baltimore's Inner Harbor as fill at the terminal. Honeywell assumed liability for the contamination when it acquired the former Allied Chemical plant site.

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