The parties resolved complex issues involving the site's environmental problems. The buyers agreed to pay $500,000 more than their winning bid of $72 million, to be put into an escrow fund. The additional money will pay for efforts to investigate the waters around the steel mill to see if steelmaking toxins have migrated from the property.
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Sparrows Point was one of Baltimore County's largest private employers. Once it was the largest in the state and supplied steel for the Golden Gate Bridge, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and hundreds of ships for World War II. (The Baltimore Sun, 8/15/2012, ELT)