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Fort Meade Environmental Board to Discuss Pesticide Factory

On Thursday night, the Fort Meade Restoration Advisory Board will get updates on several environmental problems at the installation.

The Fort Meade Restoration Advisory Board will get an update Thursday on efforts to clean up an old pesticide shop on the installation. 

The board will hold its September meeting at 7 p.m. and will have a chance to weigh in on how to best remediate pollution from the site, which was used to house landscaping equipment and pesticides between 1958 and 1978. The shop was demolished in 1996.

According to slides to be presented Thursday, there remains arsenic and pesticides in the soil and groundwater in the area. 

Fort Meade officials plan to present three possible courses of action, but have recommended excavating as much as 700 tons of soil and treating groundwater.

The board will meet Thursday (Sept. 20) at 7 p.m. at the Captain Smathers Army Reserve Center on Maryland Route 175 (Annapolis Road) between 20 1/2 Street and 21st Street.  

The board is also scheduled to get an update on the cleanup of the former Manor View dump, and groundwater contamination into Odenton. 

Ella Vader September 21, 2012 at 12:46 AM
arsenic in the water...is that why my tap water is pink?

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