About Phoenix, MD
Phoenix is an unincorporated community located in Baltimore County in the State of Maryland, United States. It is located at latitude 39°30’59” North, longitude 76°36’59” West. Phoenix is a great place to live if you’re looking for a sense of community and belonging. The residents are friendly and welcoming, and there are plenty of activities and events to get involved in. Whether you’re looking for a quiet place to retire or a lively town to raise a family, Phoenix is the perfect place for you.
History of Phoenix, MD
In January 2006, an Exxon Mobil gas leak in Phoenix led to the seepage of over 26,000 gallons of gas from a punctured pipe at a station at the intersection of Maryland routes 145 and 146. The resulting contamination affected an area of approximately one-half mile downhill from the gas station, with six wells being contaminated and 62 residential wells showing traces of MTBE.
The state filed a suit against Exxon Mobil in 2006, alleging that the company had caused widespread pollution in the state. In 2008, the state settled the case with Exxon Mobil, imposing a $4 million civil penalty. In addition, about 300 Jacksonville residents sought compensatory and punitive damages from the company. A jury awarded the plaintiffs $1B in punitive damages, which decision was later reversed.