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Hey, Baltimore–Want to Watch a Big Explosion Today?

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Photo via Flickr, © David Robert Crews
Photo via Flickr, © David Robert Crews

If all goes according to plan, the Sparrows Point blast furnace will be imploded today at 1 PM. Fans of giant explosions, take note.

Sparrows Point Could Become a FedEx Hub

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sparrowsptFrom mill to mail? Once a main engine of the nation’s steelmaking, Sparrows Point could retool for the modern economy as an engine of online shopping deliveries.

Star of Bethlehem Steel spared from coming implosion of Sparrows Point blast furnace

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Bethlehem Steel star (via Sparrows Point Terminal)
Bethlehem Steel star (via Sparrows Point Terminal)

A Sparrows Point blast furnace once known as the “Beast of the East” is set to be imploded in the coming weeks, but its star will still shine.

Residents Sue Bankrupt Sparrows Point Steel Mill Owners over Pollution

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Just as the recent sale of the Sparrows Point steel mill to an industrial liquidation firm is awaiting approval by the court (a condition of current steel mill owners RG Steel’s bankruptcy), residents in and around the peninsula have filed a lawsuit Thursday against RG Steel over allegedly contaminating the surrounding properties and exposing residents to carcinogens, as well as “noxious stenches and odors.”

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