2003 CPEO Military List Archive

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Date: 15 May 2003 14:03:19 -0000
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Subject: [CPEO-MEF] School appears free of toxins
School appears free of toxins
Facility near trash dump found at Fort Meade; Discovery affects housing
By Rona Kobell
May 15, 2003

After extensive testing on a 60-year-old trash dump discovered next to
an elementary school at Fort Meade, Army officials said yesterday the
land does not appear to be contaminated by hazardous waste.

Environmental officials had concerns about the half-acre dump, which
construction workers from Picerne Real Estate Group discovered in
February, because petroleum covered some of the household trash that was
dumped there.

Picerne, a Rhode Island-based company that is building about 3,000 homes
at Fort Meade under a 50-year, $3 billion contract, was planning to put
a few houses on the dump site. But Army officials said the company has
since shifted its plan and will not build on the dump site.

"Right now, there's no risk," said Fort Meade environmental engineer Jim
Gebhardt. "But there's going to be no digging, no new houses."

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