Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott says the city’s law department has determined that the Department of Public Works can modify discharge permits to safeguard the water system. He has directed the agency to deny Clean Harbors’ request to dispose of wastewater from the Norfolk Southern railroad derailment into the city’s system after processing. He says Clean Harbors has facilities across the country that may be better positioned to dispose of the treated wastewater. U.S. Congressman Kweisi Mfume sent a letter to the EPA requesting that the agency rescind its approval of Norfolk Southern’s decision to deliver the contaminated water to Baltimore for release into our waters. Mfume says just as you cannot un-ring a bell, you cannot undo the level of danger that would arise from the mismanagement of the process.