Fort Meade To Remove Trash From Landfill

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A contractor is planning to remove some of the trash from a landfill at Fort Meade.

The Capital of Annapolis reports that Arcadis plans to excavate trash from about one acre of the 10-acre
site by the end of the year. Tom Crone, an Arcadis representative, says the trash will be taken to another landfill.

The dump includes a mix of household trash, and is not believed to contain any hazardous items.

Fort Meade’s Restoration Advisory Board received details of the trash removal at a recent meeting. It is up the Army to decide what is done with the remaining nine acres of the site.

The 1940s-era dump was discovered in 2003. In 2005, the Army discovered methane gas on the site and evacuated nearby homes.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


One Comment

  1. Larry says:

    BE CAREFUL !!!!——–I was working at Fort Meade a few years ago when a grounds keeper found 2 live grenades while he was cleaning up a couple of divots on the golf course on base. There is no telling what is in the landfill from the 1940’s.

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