SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers is giving people more time to comment on a disputed plan to fence off part of a popular Silver Spring running trail near an old Army landfill.
Officials said Friday they will accept comments through Sept. 11 regarding the Ireland Trail near the Forest Glen Annex. The previous deadline was Aug. 11.READ MORE: Marilyn Mosby's Office Releases Names Of Baltimore Police Officers On "Do Not Call" List
Engineers want to install nearly 2,500 feet of chain-link fence around an area officials believe is contaminated with toxins and medical waste from the landfill. More than 30 chemicals have been found in the soil, groundwater and a stream.READ MORE: Maryland Man Faces Federal Charges Following Capitol Riot
The plan would close off about 30 percent of the trail. Some area residents say warning signs are enough.
The annex is operated by Fort Detrick in Frederick. It includes a medical research facility.MORE NEWS: Maryland Students Suffer From Anxiety Following School Shooting In Texas
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