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By Sean Welsh, The Baltimore Sun | April 14, 2014
Howard County and Maryland Department of the Environment officials are investigating a fuel spill that impacted a lake in Columbia Monday. Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services personnelresponded to a hazardous materials incident in the 5600 block of Vantage Point Road around 4 p.m. Monday, according to a news release. A diesel fuel tank leaked, and reached a storm drain system that leads to Lake Kittamanqundi, the release said. MDE responded and will oversee cleanup with help from a private contractor, the release said.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2014
About 100 gallons of diesel fuel spilled from a rooftop generator at Bond Street Wharf into the Fells Point harbor Sunday, Maryland environmental officials said. The fuel leaked into the water from a stormwater outfall at Bond Street, Maryland Department of the Environment spokesman Jay Apperson said. Officials believe 75-100 gallons of the red-dyed fuel reached the Patapsco River. MDE's Emergency Response Division contained the spill with a boom, a temporary floating barrier used to contain oil, and used absorbent materials to recover oil from the water, Apperson said.
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By Edward Lee | October 31, 2011
After a dreadful first half against the Arizona Cardinals, the Ravens needed an accelerant on offense. In addition to the play of wide receiver Anquan Boldin and running back Ray Rice, the unit got a sizable pick-me-up from tight ends Ed Dickson and Dennis Pitta. “Diesel” is the Ravens' two tight-end set. From that alignment, Dickson and Pitta provide additional pass protection or run blocking, or they can run seam routes and flares to give quarterback Joe Flacco more options.
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The Baltimore Sun | April 28, 2014
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded the Maryland Port Administration a $750,000 grant to extend the port of Baltimore's program to replace older, more polluting trucks with new ones, the port announced Monday. Through the Dray Truck Replacement Program, the owners and operators of the diesel trucks that haul cargo in and out of the port can purchase newer, cleaner trucks that meet or exceed EPA emission standards. Since the program began in 2012, 82 older trucks have been replaced with cleaner models.
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By Ross Hetrick and Ross Hetrick,Sun Staff Writer | August 29, 1995
Wartsila Diesel Inc., a European diesel maker with its North and Central American headquarters in Annapolis, has signed two contracts to build a $12 million expansion of a power plant in the Dominican Republic and a $43 million expansion of an electricity plant in El Salvador.The diesel engines for the power plants will be built in Finland, but the projects will be overseen by Wartsila's Annapolis office, which has about 80 workers involved in management, sales, finance, engineering and design, said Wendy Yannes, a spokeswoman for Wartsila.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | January 8, 2002
Five to 8 gallons of diesel fuel drained into Columbia's Lake Kittamaqundi on Friday after a spill at a nearby construction site, an official with the builder said yesterday. Construction workers and Columbia Association employees put out buoys to contain the spill, said Don Guglio, senior project manager with Clark Realty Builders of Bethesda. Ice on the lake also helped keep the fuel from spreading, Columbia Association President Maggie J. Brown said. The association owns the 27-acre lake.
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May 18, 2000
THE NATION should breathe easier now that the federal government has finally decided to crack down on air pollution from diesel trucks and buses. The dirty smoke belching from those large vehicles has been evident for years, even as the government continued to tighten tailpipe emissions from automobiles. New rules announced by the Environmental Protection Agency yesterday would slash heavy-duty diesel pollutants by more than 90 percent over 10 years, reducing smog and soot that raise the toll of cancer and asthma.
BUSINESS
By BLOOMBERG NEWS | November 24, 1999
DETROIT -- Delphi Automotive Systems Corp., the world's largest auto parts maker, said yesterday that it will buy TRW Inc.'s diesel fuel-injector business for $871 million to grab a piece of Europe's fast-growing market for diesel engines.TRW acquired the unit this year in its $6.53 billion purchase of United Kingdom-based LucasVarity PLC, and the sale will help TRW pare debt. The unit had sales of $1.1 billion last year.The purchase furthers Delphi's goal of adding customers other than former parent General Motors Corp.
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By Elizabeth Shogren and Elizabeth Shogren,LOS ANGELES TIMES | May 11, 2004
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration yesterday announced a regulation that within a decade would cut 90 percent of the harmful pollution from construction equipment, farm equipment and other off-road diesel engines and 99 percent of the sulfur from the fuel they use. "It's a big moment in terms of clean air history," Environmental Protection Agency administrator Mike Leavitt said. "That black puff of diesel smoke will be a thing of the past." The regulation is expected to prevent 12,000 premature deaths, 15,000 heart attacks and 6,000 asthma-related emergency room visits for children every year, according to the EPA. Even many of the administration's usual critics praised the regulation, which is expected to be signed today, as the best thing President Bush has done for the environment.
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By Douglas Birch and Douglas Birch,Staff Writer | July 30, 1993
Forty percent of the heavy diesel trucks tested so far in Maryland's new voluntary emissions-control program flunked, spewing smoke dirtier than an industry-recommended standard.But state Department of the Environment officials greeted the news cheerfully yesterday.That failure rate is very close to what they expected when the program for heavy-duty rigs began seven weeks ago, officials said at a press conference in West Friendship, held at a truck weigh station on Interstate 70.The 18-month, penalty-free "pilot program," they said, is supposed to encourage the owners of soot-belching vehicles to tune up their engines and clean up the air. The $160,000 effort is also intended to help the state decide in 1995 whether a mandatory testing program for heavy-duty trucks, defined as those weighing more than 8,500 pounds, is needed.
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By Sean Welsh, The Baltimore Sun | April 14, 2014
Howard County and Maryland Department of the Environment officials are investigating a fuel spill that impacted a lake in Columbia Monday. Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services personnelresponded to a hazardous materials incident in the 5600 block of Vantage Point Road around 4 p.m. Monday, according to a news release. A diesel fuel tank leaked, and reached a storm drain system that leads to Lake Kittamanqundi, the release said. MDE responded and will oversee cleanup with help from a private contractor, the release said.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | October 15, 2013
A dump truck left a trail of diesel fuel across Harford County Friday morning, a Department of Emergency Services representative said. Around 9 a.m. Friday, the 911 Center received reports of a fuel spill at the intersection of Routes 1 and 23, according to spokesman Robert Thomas. As the fire department and crew chief responded, further reports of fuel in the road came from as far north as Grafton Shop Road and all the way south to the intersection of Routes 136 and 543, Thomas said.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | September 16, 2013
Fire investigators say quick thinking by a neighbor averted what could have been a major fire at a northern Harford County gas station and convenience store Saturday evening. A diesel pump at the Citgo station in the 3900 block of Conowingo Road in Darlington caught fire about 7:25 p.m., according to a notice of investigation from the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office. The fire was attributed to an "electrical malfunction within the underground wiring" that ignited the handle on the pump and began to spread when it was noticed by customers.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | September 6, 2013
Two Pasadena men were arrested for a string of diesel fuel thefts in Anne Arundel County, police said Friday. Robert Douglas Murphy, 49, and Daniel Guy Padgett, 34, were arrested Aug. 31, following an anonymous tip that led to a two-month investigation, including police surveillance over multiple days. Murphy was charged with theft, destruction of property, trespassing and related charges, authorities said. Police also recovered 19 guns from his home, including an Intratec "Tec 9" assault pistol loaded with 21 rounds of 9mm ammunition.
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By William Noack | August 22, 2013
One hundred and twenty years ago this summer - in 1893 - Rudolf Diesel fired up a single-cylinder engine attached to a flywheel. The contraption was fueled by peanut oil. He must have been relieved as the engine sputtered to life because Diesel had worked for years on a new idea: that higher levels of compression within the engine could ignite the fuel, thus replacing the spark required by conventional internal combustion engines. It is highly unlikely that Diesel - born in Paris in 1858 of German parents - could have possibly conceived how the engine bearing his name would revolutionize the world of transportation.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | August 17, 2012
A tractor trailer driver was killed after his or her truck crashed into a barrier along Interstate 95 North, at the exit for Interstate 395 North in Baltimore, and burst into flames, according to Baltimore fire officials. Just before 11 p.m., a tractor trailer carrying lumber north on Interstate 95 appeared to have struck a barrier wall separating the highway and the northbound exit lanes for Interstate 395, said Chief Kevin Cartwright, a fire spokesman. The collision caused two "saddle tanks" carrying diesel fuel on the underside of the truck to rupture, and the fuel to burst into flames, which engulfed the truck's cabin, Cartwright said.
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By Alisa Samuels and Alisa Samuels,Staff Writer | June 9, 1993
Two Baltimore men escaped injury yesterday morning when the dump truck they were in spun out of control in Oakland Mills, causing leaks of hydraulic fluid and diesel fuel, county fire officials said.Richard Eidinger, 50, of the 2400 block of Fleet St., and Dave Scott, 32, of the 1800 block of Ashburton St., were treated and released at Howard County General Hospital, a hospital spokesman said.Their dump truck, which was towing an air compressor, spun out of control about 9:30 a.m. on state Route 175 near Thunder Hill Road, said Battalion Chief Donald R. Howell, a county Fire Department spokesman.
BUSINESS
February 20, 2000
At Moran Towing of Marylland, tugboats are chugging out from their Fells Point dock earlier in the morning. And it's not because of congested waterways. By allowing more time to reach the ships they tow, the tugs can run slower and burn less diesel fuel, said Paul P. Swensen, division vice president and general manager at Moran. For Moran, which docks about 20 to 50 ships and barges a week in tls port of Baltimore -- more than half the port's towing business -- that's one way of trying to hold down expenses amid rising fuel coats.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | July 26, 2012
A combination of diesel fuel and sugar from an overturned tractor trailer closed the I-95 north ramp onto Route 100 west in Laurel early Thursday. Crews from the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services responded to the accident just after midnight. The truck was carrying 40,000 pounds of sugar and was leaking 60 gallons of diesel fuel. The services' special operations unit, which conducts hazardous materials mitigation, worked with Maryland Department of Environment and State Highway Administration to clear the scene and minimize the impact of the spill.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | February 29, 2012
Crews from the Baltimore City Fire Department and the Maryland Department of the Environment worked most of Wednesday morning responding to a 2,000-gallon fuel spill from a train in South Baltimore. Fire officials said the train's fuel tank ruptured about 9:30 a.m. on the tracks along Fort Armistead Road. The spill is confined to the track area and no injuries have occurred, though it has disrupted rail traffic in the area. Officials have yet to determine what caused the rupture.
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