Pepco identifies stray voltage risks in Maryland

BETHESDA, Md., (WUSA9) -- In 2011, WUSA 9 anchor and consumer correspondent Lesli Foster showed you the hidden dangers of being electrocuted by poorly maintained street fixtures around the District of Columbia.

In her Murrow Award winning report, Foster introduced Deanna Green's family who pushed for a new rule that requires power companies in Maryland to routinely check for these kinds of dangers and repair them.

Deanna Green was 14 years old when she died in 2005 after a fence she touched in a Baltimore park was in contact with an underground wire.

On Tuesday, Pepco released a study that shows that 99 structures across Bethesda, Silver Spring and Rockville, Maryland were energized because of damage or faulty wiring.

In each case, Pepco has made them safe.


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