Baltimore, MD – Mar. 25, 2023 - According to WMAR2News, Baltimore's Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant is set to receive 675,000 gallons of potentially toxic wastewater from the aftermath of last month's train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, prompting concerns from local officials who plan to conduct additional testing and seek legal opinions before authorizing discharge into the public wastewater system.
The federal Environmental Protection Agency selected Baltimore City's Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant to treat and discharge the potentially toxic materials.
Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott and Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Friday did express major concern about the operation.

Councilman Yitzy Schleifer says, “water from East Palestine should not be transferred to Baltimore. Baltimore DPW has already failed to properly inform Baltimore residents when hazardous conditions potentially exist in our water. The last thing we need is to introduce any additional risks to our water supply.