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« on: August 06, 2019, 05:08:34 PM »

https://www.baltimoresun.com/maryland/howard/cng-ho-crab-dumping-elkridge-0808-20190806-mz4lxbepyjf75hoxvefnsbyv5u-story.html
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« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2019, 05:16:43 PM »

Can you copy and paste article?  I'm at my limit.   Undecided
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« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2019, 06:15:29 PM »

Can you copy and paste article?  I'm at my limit.   Undecided

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« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2019, 06:18:30 PM »

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However, on his way there, he began to smell yet another pile of illegally dumped crabs. The new pile, located in a ditch near 6264 Race Road, was three times the size of last week’s pile, Merryman said.

“Tons of uncooked crabs — never cooked, never eaten and never sold, which seems like a huge waste,” Merryman said.
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« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2019, 07:34:24 PM »

Tons seems to be a slight exaggeration. There is that 60% increase in crabs the dredge report was talking about, lol.  Like to hear the story on why dumping along the road instead of a dump or landfill.
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« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2019, 12:11:21 PM »

Did any have bag tie/wraps on their legs?  Rubber bands around the points?
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« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2019, 12:15:09 PM »

Tons seems to be a slight exaggeration. There is that 60% increase in crabs the dredge report was talking about, lol.  Like to hear the story on why dumping along the road instead of a dump or landfill.

Could be several reason. It could be to serve someone's agenda or because it costs money for a business to dump at a landfill.  Remember last year PETA had billboards up in Baltimore condemning crabbing and cooking crabs.
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« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2019, 12:46:03 PM »

Could be several reason. It could be to serve someone's agenda or because it costs money for a business to dump at a landfill.  Remember last year PETA had billboards up in Baltimore condemning crabbing and cooking crabs.

Or it could be someone had bushels of deadloss and didn't want it smelling up their trash cans for five days until the trash men picked up....
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« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2019, 12:49:11 PM »

Or it could be someone had bushels of deadloss and didn't want it smelling up their trash cans for five days until the trash men picked up....

yep...another possibility.  In the one article they "claimed" they were able to trace the crabs back to a business that was out of town and "determined" they were not responsible but the business had dealt with a few businesses in the area and was following those leads.  they didn't say how they were able to determine the origin of the crabs
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« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2019, 02:30:42 PM »

Or it could be someone had bushels of deadloss and didn't want it smelling up their trash cans for five days until the trash men picked up....






Desperation move more likely. Not hard to believe someone who spent either time or money getting these crabs would want to spend more money at the dump,or landfill.  Shame, could be a story of refrigeration failure too. We may never find out unless someone comes forward. Not the first time a person has total disregard for doing the right thing. Won’t be the last.
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« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2019, 01:01:11 PM »

This is frequently done by itinerant hucksters  living in other areas .
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« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2019, 02:40:06 PM »

full article here:

In the span of five days, Jon Merryman came across two large piles of illegally dumped blue crabs along Race Road in Elkridge.

Over the years, Merryman, a Catonsville resident, has “found a bushel here, half a bushel there” of dumped crabs from Halethorpe to Linthicum to Hanover, but he had never seen dumped bushels of such high quantities until last week. A bushel has between six and seven dozen crabs, according to Merryman.

“I’ve found them a lot scattered [about]. You smell them first and then you stop and look,” he said.

Merryman, 56, found the first pile — about four bushels of crabs — on his way to work at Lockheed Martin on July 31. He found the latest pile on Race Road about 200 yards north of Hanover Road.

On Sunday, Merryman grabbed a snow shovel and set out to clean up the pile he had found last week. He spends hundreds of hours each year on his own cleaning up the Patapsco Valley area.

However, on his way there, he began to smell yet another pile of illegally dumped crabs. The new pile, located in a ditch near 6264 Race Road, was three times the size of last week’s pile, Merryman said.

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“Tons of uncooked crabs — never cooked, never eaten and never sold, which seems like a huge waste,” Merryman said.

He said the crabs should end up in landfills.

At the Alpha Ridge Landfill in Marriottsville, crab shells and waste are processed with other household waste, according to Jeffery Dannis, the operations division chief of Howard County’s bureau of environmental services.

Residents who order and eat crabs often throw out the remains in their household trash, Dannis said.

“We have one restaurant owner who brings us crab waste weekly,” Dannis said in an email. “This material is directly deposited into the waste trailers that haul waste for disposal at a permitted landfill in Virginia.”

The landfill does not receive “raw or live materials from roadside stands or commercial establishments” from regular customers, Dannis said.

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Cleaning up the crabs is not an easy task, Merryman said. After cleaning up the smaller pile and bagging all the crabs for an hour, he walked over to the ditch. However, he did not clean up the larger quantity of crabs there, saying he would if he had help.

“Finding a tire is no big deal; been hauling those out for years. But crabs are not easy to clean up, even the bags have flies buzzing around them,” he said.

Merryman said Howard County is good about picking up the bagged trash he collects and places along county roads.

Maryland Natural Resources Police are investigating the initial crab dumping. It is unclear if the police are also investigating the pile Merryman found Sunday.

Lt. Catherine Medellin, an NRP spokeswoman, said the investigation is ongoing and there are no updates at this time.

Dumping crabs is the same as littering or dumping trash, Medellin said.
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« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2019, 03:12:45 PM »

Thanks for posting. Sad to see it happen, Mr Merryman is a great guy.
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« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2019, 05:24:34 PM »

Mr. Merryman is on his own crusade. I'm sure we haven't read the last of this.
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« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2019, 08:01:47 AM »

Who cares?   Merryman does
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« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2019, 09:23:10 AM »

Mr. Merryman is on his own crusade. I'm sure we haven't read the last of this.



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« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2019, 11:00:19 AM »

Dead loss is part of the business, However the location of the dump site is another subject.
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