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Unread 02-13-2008, 07:30 AM
 
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Default How bad is the smell around the BGE facility in Curtis Bay?

My wife and I just stumbled upon an old post referencing a "poo smell "during summer time coming from the area around the BGE facility in Curtis Bay (close to the Pasadena line). We are currently looking at buying a town home in Chestnut Hill Cove (located in Curtis Bay) . The BGE facility is right across highway 173. Can anyone tell me how bad is it?
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Unread 02-13-2008, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Cumberland, Maryland
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My wife and I just stumbled upon an old post referencing a "poo smell "during summer time coming from the area around the BGE facility in Curtis Bay (close to the Pasadena line). We are currently looking at buying a town home in Chestnut Hill Cove (located in Curtis Bay) . The BGE facility is right across highway 173. Can anyone tell me how bad is it?
I'm not sure about a "poo smell" per se, but there are definitely some unpleasant odors in this area. Between the Valley Proteins rendering plant, the wastewater treatment plant, the asphalt factory, the composting facility, and the power plant, there are some days when it is downright smelly.

I don't know if it would keep me from buying a house, but I might mention it when trying to bargain the price down.
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Unread 02-14-2008, 05:15 AM
 
Location: Severna Park, MD
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I just sent you a PM back

ETA- I forgot to tell you in the pm, if you live further back in the neighborhood than Arborwood it's not bad at all. Just don't buy toward the front of the neighborhood if it would bother you.
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Unread 02-28-2008, 07:32 PM
 
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I lived in Curtis Bay and Pasadena, not far from the BG& E Plant. Living in both of those areas, you not only have the smell from the BG&E plant, but you also have the smell from the Cox Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant (poo) that you have to deal with. The smell is sickening, and the area is not a healthy area to live in. There is a very high incidence of cancer among residents both in Curtis Bay and Ft. Smallwood Road/Pasadena, and many times boating is closed down because of sewage spills from the treatment plant.

I would rethink your decision. Move where you can see the stars. The whole time I lived in Pasadena, I never saw the stars at night. I had to move to Carroll County to find the stars.
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