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Severstal seeks dismissal of Sparrows Point pollution suit

The former owners of the Sparrows Point steel mill are asking a judge to dismiss a suit filed by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz is scheduled to hear arguments Friday in Baltimore.

Attorneys for former owner Severstal North America argue the judge does not have jurisdiction because of an ongoing consent decree with the state and federal government.

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation says the plant continues to pollute the bay and is seeking emergency action to stop hazardous waste from reaching adjacent waters.

Severstal announced last week that it had sold the plant to the Renco Group Inc. Attorney Jon Mueller said the foundation and other plaintiffs haven’t decided whether to take action against the new owners.

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  1. People needs to quit complaining about this plant they have cleaned up and are now in the process of building a new waste water treatment plant that would help stop the pollution from reaching the Bay and they can not go after the new owners. They can not be hold from something they just found out about. The people in this country complain to much if you have problems with this go over seas. You are not going to stop Pollution until the humen race is gone off earth. Stop the buolding of all this new housing and plant more trees to help with the Pollution problem. You damn tree huggers need to get jobs.