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Happy Birthday Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant

Infamous Essex landmark celebrates 100 years of operation in 2011 By Keith Roberts (EssexPatch.com, 1/1/2011) A little more than a year ago the town of Essex celebrated its 100th anniversary. In 2011, an icon that is closely associated with Essex … Continue reading

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What’s Up with the Golden Eggs?

Disgraced Former Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon visited the shit plant before her sentencing and resignation from office.

By J.K.O’Neill (The Dundalk Eagle, 11/24/198, updated 04/03/2008)

As most people around here know, those golden, egg-shaped towers that rear in majestic, near-eldritch splendor over Eastpoint Mall, North Point Boulevard and the Beltway have something to do with the city-owned Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant, that good neighbor that has brought such joy into the lives of area residents for nearly a century.

But, prior to this week’s question, I, like many others, had no idea what these towers were supposed to do. Why they were painted gold seemed an easy question to answer. Obviously the City of Baltimore, in its infinite wisdom, wished to have a sewage treatment plant that was, on sunny days, visible from space. This was done so that passing aliens, curious as to our level of civilization, could quickly and conveniently establish that we had developed advanced technology to eliminate our elimination, and thus determine that we are not so easy to conquer. According to this plan, the aliens would then go elsewhere for easier pickings. Continue reading

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Baltimore Countians Irate At Sewerage Plant Odors, 1933

The Baltimore Sun, 9/10/1933 When Southwest Breezes Blow Deep Breathing Is Reported Undesirable And Pleasant Evenings On Porches Impossible. Remedy By Baltimore Urged. “If the people of Essex had no olfactory organs, life along Back river be tolerable. But since … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant

Infamous Essex landmark celebrates 100 years of operation in 2011 by Keith Roberts, Essex Patch, 1/1/2011 A little more than a year ago the town of Essex celebrated its 100th anniversary. In 2011, an icon that is closely associated with … Continue reading

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