Members of Access World (USA) attended a hearing held by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Air and Radiation program office at the North Point VFD. The hearing focused on the community’s concerns about TradePoint Atlantic causing air contamination.
MDE officials listened to complaints from citizens, especially the people residing within Fort Howard and the North Point Peninsula, about the dust emanating from TPA’s rock crushing activities.
We are publishing a letter, as well as some recorded audio, that describes the concerns of community members over the potential for another contamination situation similar to Bethlehem Steel years ago.
Before we present the letter and the audio, we want to note that neither Councilman Todd Crandell nor North Point Council Community Association President Fran Taylor were present at the meeting.
As we have discussed in previous articles, both Crandell and Taylor are ardent supporters of TPA.
Strangely enough, neither the East County Times or The Dundalk Eagle were in attendance to provide coverage of the meeting. The Baltimore Post believes that both weekly papers actually propagate the TPA agenda based on their oft-appearing articles praising the agenda of this private enterprise, which has direct ties to Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Biscotti and his cousin, Jim Davis.
Please click on the image to enlarge and read the letter:
In the middle of the photograph is Republican challenger for the 7th District Council seat, David Rader. To the right of Mr. Rader is Len Cresenzo, representing Access World
Republican candidate for the 7th District Council, Mr. David Rader (Photo credit/The Baltimore Post
In the audio clip below, local union leader Mr. Fuller makes comments about the lack of jobs being offered to the residents of Mr. Crandell’s district. His comments begin at the 8:50 mark and run to 10:20. In addition to Mr. Fuller’s remarks, you will hear Mr. Scott Pappas describe the law prohibiting such action by either TPA or companies affiliated with TPA’s operations. Mr. Pappas gives a very detailed account of these various laws found under Maryland COMAR sections 26. 11.09.5 to 26.11.15.06.
COMAR 26.11.15 06 states the following:
Prohibits the discharge of toxic air pollutants to the extent that such omissions will unreasonably endanger human health.
Folks, we believe it is clear that COMAR 26.11.15 06 directly pertains to the Access World LLC rock crushing.
This last piece of audio contains testimony before MDE by a retired Baltimore County Police officer who took less than a minute to sum up what is taking place across the North Point Peninsula and the Fort Howard Community.