Wagner’s Point Oil Tank Explosion of 1920

07/19/1920 – 07/22/1920 At one in the afternoon on July 19, 1920, lightening struck two tanks owned by the New York based United States Asphalt Refining Company containing 50,000 barrels of petroleum. According to the Baltimore Sun, one tank “exploded with...

1979 CSX Railroad Car Explosion

  In 1979, a CSX railroad car carrying 9,000 gallons of highly concentrated sulfuric acid overturned and the Fairfield Homes public housing complex was temporarily evacuated. The same year, there was an explosion at British Petroleum (BP) Oil Company that set off a...

Condea Vista

10/1998 In October 1998, Senator Barbara Mikulski secured $750,000 in federal funds for relocation of the residents of the point. Just days later, an explosion, fireball, and three-alarm fire resulted from malfunctioning equipment at a chemical plant operated by...