2010 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Sun, 28 Nov 2010 14:40:10 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] CLEANUP, REGULATION: Ft. Meade (MD) landfill, etc.
Fort Meade environmental cleanup finally moves forward

Capital Gazette Communications
November 28, 2010

In 2003, construction workers tore down trees to make way for new homes at Fort George G. Meade.

As they dug up the stumps, they made a startling discovery: trash. Lots and lots of trash. Animal bones. Shoes. Military dog tags. Bricks. Wood. Glass.

The workers had stumbled upon a forgotten landfill that dated to the 1940s.

An investigation that followed found that the dump stretched onto the property of Manor View Elementary School next door. Investigators also found high levels of methane - which was so dangerous that in December 2005, they evacuated 12 families from their brand-new homes.

Seven years later, the homes still sit empty. "No parking" signs are posted out front. Contractors, military officials and environmental regulators continue to study and discuss the site.

And the dump is still there.


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
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