Baltimore scrapyard fined $50K for releasing oil, toxic metals into Patapsco River

As part of a settlement with the Maryland Department of the Environment, the Baltimore Scrap Corp. also agreed to spend at least $750,000 on systems to filter stormwater runoff that washes over its property and into the harbor near Fort McHenry.

The company, which collects and recycles metals at a yard in the Fairfield area, also is being required to test the contents of its runoff more frequently.