Maryland Hazardous Waste Site Information For Sparrows Point Steel Mill

Environmental information and activities related to the Sparrows Point Steel Mill (Formerly known as Bethlehem Steel Corporation) can be found below.  In 1997, The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) signed a Consent Decree with Bethlehem Steel Corporation to address environmental contamination at the property. In September 2014, an Administrative Consent Order was executed between the prospective purchaser, Sparrows Point Terminal LLC, MDE and the EPA, which amended the 1997 Consent Decree. A portion of the peninsula known as the Sparrows Point Shipyard property has also been enrolled in the Voluntary Cleanup Program.

Sparrows Point Voluntary Cleanup Program - Environmental Reports

The Sparrows Point Environmental Reports Voluntary Cleanup Program Section can be accessed here and currently lists the most recent information on environmental reports.  To view the Sparrows Point VCP page, please click here.  
Public Information
A joint MDE and EPA Virtual Public Informational Meeting on the status of site investigations at the Sparrows Point Facility will take place on Wednesday May 19, 2021 at 6pm. Please find the notice of the meeting HERE​​. The internet link and phone number for joining the virtual meeting can be found in the notice. NEW!
Public Meeting Presentation on environmental cleanup progress and off-shore investigations.
Joint MDE and EPA Public Informational Meeting on the Administrative Consent Order and Protective Purchaser Agreement:
 Public Meeting June 24, 2010 MDE/EPA presentations and associated information:

Sparrows Point Press Releases

Sparrows Point Factsheet​​​​, dated April 2021  NEW!
Sparrows Point Factsheet​, dated May 2020

EPA released ​Statement of Basis for Parcels A2, A3, B3, B4-remnant area, and B-15. 
EPA Final Statement of Basis for the Tin Mill Canal

EPA Statement of Basis Public Notice Letter for Parcels A1 and Sub-Parcel B4-1
MDE Press Release - Redevelopment at steel making facility, dated September 2014
EPA Approves Prospective Purchaser Agreement November 25, 2014

For additional information, contact: 
Moshood G. Oduwole, Remedial Project Manager
US EPA Region III, Land Chemicals and Redevelopment Division
Tel: 215-814-3362
oduwole.moshood@epa.gov​

Corrective Action Reports

​Rod and Wire Mill (Parcel A3)
  • Corrective Measures Study Work Plan, Rev. 1, dated January 14, 2021​
Coke Point Area​
Site-Wide Groundwater
  • Corrective Measures Study Work Plan, Rev. 0, dated January 15, 2021
Corrective Measures Study Schedule ​for Coke Point Area, Rod and Wire Mill Area, and Site-Wide GW Area​

PORI Lagoon Area (Parcel B22)
Parcel B13
  • ​​​Corrective Measures Study Work Plan​, Rev. 0, dated March 15, 2021
Parcel B14 - Former Humphrey Impoundment
  • ​Corrective Measures Study Report​, Rev. 0, dated April 27, 2021​​​​​​

Off Shore Reports
Maintenance Dredging 

Tradepoint Atlantic Wetlands License No. 13-0966 (R2) Sediment Sample Results

Multimedia Consent Decree Annual Reports​

    The following presented information is listed in chronological order. Please review the individual documents for specific information: 
    • United States Response of Severstal Sparrows Point, LLC for Resolution of Dispute for Off-site Sampling, dated October 15, 2010
    Coke Oven Area Interim Measures Progress Reports
    Coke Oven Area IM Supplemental Investigation Reports
    January 13, 2011, EPA Revised Coke Point IRM approval Letter and Dispute Resolution
    EPA Letter Authorizing Coke Oven Area IRM Quarterly Reporting
    • Coke Oven Area Interim Measures Cell 3 "Cove" Area Air Sparge/Soil Vapor Extraction System Design Report, dated March 1, 2011  
    • Coke Oven Area Interim Measures Cell 4 In-Situ Anaerobic Bio-Treatment System Design Report, dated March 31, 2011 
    Rod and Wire Mill
    Rod and Wire Mill IM Supplemental Investigation Reports​
    Landfills  
    Court Documents  
    Documents Submitted to the Court on 12/28/11 as Developed in the Dispute Resolution Process: 
    • Notice of Filing of Stipulation and Order
    Maryland Port Authority 
    Maryland Port Authority Coke Point Risk Assessment​
     

    Contact Information 

    If you have questions or require assistance related to the above material, please contact Ms. Barbara Brown at 410-537-3493 or email to Barbara.Brown1@maryland.gov