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Wastewater workers walkout, claim unsafe conditions

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Posted at 4:50 PM, Mar 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-31 19:58:43-04

BALTIMORE — Patapsco Wastewater Treatment Plant workers said they are dealing in unsafe conditions and no measures are being taken to protect them, especially during the COVID-19 outbreak.

One worker told WMAR-2 News, they just got hand sanitizer on Friday.

"Prior to that, we hand no hand sanitizer on the plan what-so ever. We have no breathing apparatus; we have no protective clothing," said HAVC tech, Anthony Hill.

Officials said they are getting workers all the protective equipment they can and the labor commissioner’s office is handling today's walkout.