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Baltimore officials estimate 8,000 gallons of wastewater released after sewage backup near Stony Run stream

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Alice Volpitta, Baltimore Harborkeeper for advocacy group Blue Water Baltimore, said spills like this are a “worst-case scenario” for local waterways. Spills can release large amounts of nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus into streams, stimulating the growth of oxygen-sucking algae — a nemesis for the Chesapeake Bay.

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Source: Baltimore Sun