July 14, 2005
BALTIMORE CITY COMPANY CHARGED WITH WATER POLLUTION
Maryland Attorney General J. Joseph Currant, Jr. announced today
that Masons Unlimited LLC, a Maryland brick-washing Company
with a listed address of 2412 James Street in Baltimore, was
in the District Court of Maryland for Baltimore City with water
pollution. The two-count charging document alleges that Masons
Unlimited violated the State's water pollution laws from December
22, 2004 through January 11, 2005 and on February 22, 2005
by illegally discharging lead-laden wastewater into waters
State. The discharges are alleged to have occurred on the 500
block of South Potomac Street and 1700 block of Light Street
in Baltimore City, respectively.
If convicted of the charges, Masons Unlimited could be fined
up to $25,000 for each count.
The filing of charges is merely an accusation of criminal wrongdoing
and anyone charged is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
This charge follows a joint investigation conducted by the Environmental
Crimes Unit of the Office of the Attorney General and the Baltimore
City Police Department, with the assistance of the Baltimore
City Department of Public Works-Pollution Control Section.
Trial has been set for August 26, 2005 in Baltimore City.