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Fort Meade To Remove Trash From Landfill

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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.)

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