October 20, 2023

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Curtis Bay Energy to Pay $1.75 Million Fine for Medical Waste Incinerator Violations

The operator of a medical waste incinerator in South Baltimore, Curtis Bay Energy, has agreed to pay a $1.75 million fine after a Maryland attorney general's investigation revealed that the plant's former owner repeatedly violated state environmental laws.

The violations included disposing of partially burned and improperly treated biohazardous materials. Curtis Bay Energy pleaded guilty to 40 counts of violating Maryland environmental regulations involving the improper treatment and disposal of infectious waste, understaffing, and waste leakage during transport to a Virginia landfill.

The fine includes a $1 million penalty to the Maryland Clean Water Fund and $750,000 for an environmental fund for sustainability projects. The company's former director of operations also faces fines and probation. Charges against another former employee are pending.

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