|From:||Lenny Siegel <LSiegel@cpeo.org>|
|Date:||Thu, 22 Nov 2012 12:35:34 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PESTICIDES: Ft. Meade (MD) Pesticide Shop cleanup|
[I missed this when it was published in September. - LS] Army to Remove Soil from Pesticide Shop SiteCleanup of the half-acre site at Fort Meade will require the excavation of 700 tons of dirt. Officials will also treat the groundwater.
By Tim Lemke Odenton Patch (MD) September 21, 2012The Army will excavate more than 700 tons of dirt from the site of a former pesticide shop at Fort Meade, after it found contamination in the soil and groundwater in the area.
Tim Llewellyn, a geologist with Arcadis, an environmental services firm working with the Army, said the pollution does not pose any direct risk to anyone on base, but that it could threaten the health of any workers who might construct buildings at the location.
"We do have environmental impact there," Llewellyn told members of the Fort Meade Restoration Advisory Board. "But it's in a relatively small area."
... For the entire article, seehttp://odenton.patch.com/articles/army-to-remove-soil-from-former- pesticide-shop
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