Maryland Benzene Lawsuit

The Baltimore Sun reports that a lawsuit by Maryland residents and a few nonprofits against the owners of a steelmaking plant I’ve never heard of. The lawsuit claims Severstal North America failed to clean up benzene they produce that has contaminated local properties. According to the lawsuit, “samples have revealed benzene contamination that is 100,000 times greater than what is considered safe.” The lawsuit seeks enforcement of a 13-year-old court order that requires a meaningful cleanup of the facility.