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Panel recommends shipping terminal at mill site

Friday - 5/3/2013, 2:01pm  ET

TOWSON, Md. (AP) -- A task force is recommending that a new shipping terminal be built at the site of a massive steel mill outside Baltimore.

RG Steel closed the Sparrows Point plant last year, and the new owner of the property plans to raze the steel mill.

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz appointed a task force to study what to do with the 3,300-acre site. The recommendation that would create the most jobs is to make it an annex of the Port of Baltimore. Kamenetz said Friday that building a new shipping terminal at the site could create 10,000 jobs, although it would be at least 10 years before it could be built.

The task force says Sparrows Point also could be used for clean energy production, manufacturing and distribution and logistics.

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