Curtis Bay Energy

With this cheery fella on their homepage, Curtis Bay Energy must be sunshine and rainbows and large, open fields, right?

Sadly, no. Curtis Bay Energy is Baltimore’s 13th-largest polluter, and is the nation’s largest medical waste incinerator – of course, located in Curtis Bay!

There once were over 3,000 medical waste incinerators in the country, but due to  more environmentally-friendly processes becoming available, that number has dwindled to about a few dozen.

Online since 1991, the facility formerly known as Phoenix Services and (insert previous name) has a checkered history. From 2003-2005, for example, Curtis Bay Energy was cited for over 400 violations!

You know what’s worse?

Curtis Bay receives medical waste from 19 states, DC, and Canada!