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By Andrea F. Siegel and Baltimore Sun reporter | February 5, 2010
A sewer line leak of 25,000 gallons led the Anne Arundel County Health Department to post an emergency closing Friday of Stony Run, a small creek in Linthicum and Hanover. A blockage or buildup of materials caused the leak near Science Drive in Linthicum, said Matt Diehl, a Public Works Department spokesman. The waterway is closed from there to the Patapsco River. Anyone who touches the water should wash well with soap and water, health department spokeswoman Elin Jones said, and clothing that comes into contact with that water should also be washed.
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By Matthew F. Ferraro | June 9, 2014
In the year since Edward Snowden's first leaks, the reputation of the U.S. intelligence services has taken a beating, especially by the millennial generation. After everything that's been said about the alleged malevolence of the CIA and the other agencies, many in the under-33 set wonder why anyone would want to get mixed up with them. As a millennial who grew up on a steady diet of scandals - in business, government and even religious organizations - that shook our confidence in almost every major institution, I get it. I'm a natural skeptic, too. But when I took an intelligence job in my early 20s, I encountered a different, heartening reality.
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By Nick Madigan and Arin Gencer | September 17, 2008
In what officials say is the largest environmental penalty ever levied by the state, ExxonMobil Corp. has agreed to pay $4 million to the Maryland Department of the Environment for a 26,000-gallon gasoline spill at a Baltimore County service station almost three years ago. Under the agreement announced yesterday, the oil giant could face an additional annual penalty of $1 million if it does not stick to a cleanup schedule that could last several more...
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Staff Reports | May 16, 2014
The Office of the State Fire Marshal says a propane leak in the basement of the business in northern Carroll County was the origin and cause for an explosion that injured two female employees Thursday. The incident occurred at about 2:15 p.m. in the 1200 block of Silver Run Valley Road, an area north of Westminster. According to the fire marshal's office, Heather Bree Harbi, 38, was transported by state police helicopter to Johns Hopkins Bayview Burn Center with first- and second-degree burns to her upper body.
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | January 27, 2014
Nearly a year after Maryland's highest court tossed out most of a $1.65 billion jury verdict against ExxonMobil Corp. in connection with a 2006 underground gasoline leak in northern Baltimore County, 43 families have settled their cases rather than return for new trials. Theodore M. Flerlage Jr., a lawyer for the plaintiffs, said Monday that two groups that had been scheduled for trial this past Monday and next Monday have settled their cases. They're the latest of four groups that have settled this month, leaving about 50 cases to be resolved.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | July 7, 2012
About 20 homes in Woodlawn were evacuated Saturday afternoon after a gas meter leak was discovered, officials said. The gas leak was discovered at about noon in the 1500 block of Kellys Court in Baltimore County, officials said. The leak was secured by 12:48 p.m. and the residents were able to return to their homes shortly after. No one was injured in the incident, officials said. ywenger@baltsun.com
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November 11, 2005
Stop the leaking! cried House and Senate Republican leaders this week, demanding an immediate bicameral investigation into who told The Washington Post about the CIA's "hidden global internment network" of the disappeared. We've been breached! cried the CIA to the Justice Department the same day, asking it to look into the leak. How about an immediate investigation into the secret prisons? That's the deeper crime. Moral people should leak information about crimes done in the name of the United States.
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The Baltimore Sun | December 1, 2012
About 200 people were forced out of an Annapolis Junction food production facility after it was determined that ammonia was leaking from a refrigeration unit, Howard County emergency officials said. Firefighters from Howard and Anne Arundel counties, as well as Fort Meade, were called to the Taylor Farms Foodservice building in the 9000 block of Junction Dr. at about 9:40 a.m. Saturday, where they were able to stop the leak, according to Howard County fire spokesman Adam Nolder. Three employees of the company were evaluated by paramedics but refused further treatment.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | January 30, 2012
Seven people were transported to local hospitals after a carbon monoxide leak in a Northwest Baltimore apartment made them sick, the Baltimore Fire Department reported. Department spokesman Chief Kevin Cartwright said rescue crews responded to a report of a strange odor in an apartment in the 400 block of Edgewood Road. He said four people were taken to University of Maryland Hospital and three to Johns Hopkins Hospital — all with injuries that were not life-threatening. "People were complaining of headaches," Cartwright said.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | August 6, 2012
A carbon monoxide incident closed an annex at Baltimore City's Main Post Office Monday and sent two people to University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Fire crews responded at about 8:30 a.m. to the one-story annex at Colvin and Lexington streets, near the main building in the 900 block of East Fayette Street. They found one person who had suffered a head injury from a fall and several other employees complaining of dizziness. A hazmat unit conducted air monitoring and determined that there were 38 parts per million of carbon monoxide inside the 35,000-square-foot building.
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By Mary K. Tilghman, mtilghman@tribune.com | May 8, 2014
By August, piles of earth will be transformed into the new Ridgely Manor Park with plenty of green space, places to walk and places to play. Construction on the Yakona Road site began early in April with a brief groundbreaking ceremony on the site on a sunny May 3. Now in the drainage stage with heavy earth movers and pipes scattered around the 2.5-acre site, construction is expected to last about eight weeks, according to Mandy Stepp, president...
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By Jules Witcover | April 18, 2014
The Pulitzer Prizes to two news outlets that cooperated with whistleblower Edward Snowden in the disclosure of widespread National Security Agency surveillance of electronic communications at home and abroad has U.S. officialdom in a dither. With the exiled Mr. Snowden harbored in Russia and widely branded at home as a traitor for leaking the voluminous evidence to reporters working for The Washington Post and the U.S. arm of Britain's Guardian newspaper, the Pulitzer committee came down squarely on the side of freedom of the press.
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By Luke Lavoie, llavoie@tribune.com | April 16, 2014
The Maryland Department of the Environment has categorized the damage done to downtown Columbia's Lake Kittamaqundi by a diesel fuel leak as minimal, even though an estimated 500 to 600 gallons of fuel entered the lake, according to an office spokesperson. Jay Apperson, deputy director for MDE office of communications, said that cleanup of the spill, which occurred at around 4 p.m. on April 14, is expected to last a week, although containment for the spill will remain in place for approximately four weeks.
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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 Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun and By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | April 9, 2014
Marcus Leak tried to watch as many Maryland football games as he could last season, but that was not always easy. The junior wide receiver was home in Charlotte, N.C., taking a semester off for still-undisclosed "personal" reasons. When he did catch a game on television, sitting at home with his family or out with friends, Leak knew the Terps could have used him, especially after fellow wide receivers Stefon Diggs and Deon Long each broke a leg in a game at Wake Forest. "It was hard to watch at times, at times like that [when the two wideouts got hurt]
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | March 14, 2014
Church Creek Elementary School was evacuated briefly Friday morning while firefighters investigated a possible gas leak. Around 8 a.m., the school's chief custodian reported an odor of gas in the boiler room at the school at 4299 Church Creek Road, according to Lindsay Bilodeau, communications specialsit for Harford County Public Schools. Per the school system's normal procedures, the building was immediately evacuated and the fire department, BGE and school system facilities crews were notified to respond to the school, Bilodeau wrote in an email.  It was determined that a pilot light was out in one of the boilers.
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November 29, 2010
On Good Friday, April 1945, my military unit at Kelley Field near San Antonio was hustled to the mess hall, windows covered, two armed MPs outside. Ninety-nine enlisted men, two junior commissioned officers and a captain were inside. Windows were covered. We were given plans for the invasion of Japan with a large map tacked on the wall and a two-week window for the operation date. At the end of the meeting, everyone was given a 10-day emergency furlough. If you lived in Texas, great, because not much travel time involved.
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By Baltimore Sun reporter | April 2, 2010
Lombard Street was closed for about three hours between Greene and Penn streets Friday afternoon due to a coolant gas leak at the University of Maryland Medical Center, a hospital spokeswoman said. A contractor working in the basement broke off a valve to a refrigeration system in a tank that holds coolant gas, said the spokeswoman, Sharon Boston. The gas can be an irritant, so as a precaution the haz-mat team from the city fire department is venting the gas outside, she said.
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By Luke Broadwater and Scott Calvert and The Baltimore Sun | March 10, 2014
Last March, Baltimore issued a speed camera ticket to a bus company after one of its yellow buses was clocked going 42 mph on Harford Road. But the city voided that $40 citation after concluding the vehicle's actual speed was just 26 mph - below the 30 mph limit. That erroneous ticket is among a number of problems that city transportation officials knew about but did not disclose publicly when they suspended the speed and red-light camera program last April, according to internal city documents obtained by The Baltimore Sun. The documents come to light as the City Council presses Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to turn over reams of records to a council committee investigating the troubled camera program, which operated from 2009 until last April.
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By Jack Israel | March 3, 2014
On Sept. 12, 2001 senior managers and technical experts crammed into the narrow and stuffy conference room of the National Security Agency's Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) director. Each was trying to make sense of what had just happened the previous morning when two jets slammed into the World Trade Center in New York. The obvious questions were: Who had done this? How could we lift the spirits of the demoralized counterterrorism division? And more importantly, how could we find and track the people responsible for this attack?
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