2014 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Fri, 9 May 2014 19:11:38 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] VOCs, REUSE: "Developers file $37 million federal suit over Fort Detrick [MD] contamination"
Developers file $37 million federal suit over Fort Detrick contamination
Say high TCE levels in groundwater have thwarted residential development

By Matthew Hay Brown
Baltimore Sun (MD)
May 9, 2014

The would-be developers of a residential neighborhood in Frederick are suing the federal government over alleged groundwater contamination from neighboring Fort Detrick.

Waverly View Investors LLC, which owns 92 acres near the long- standing center for biological research, says "the U.S. Army's negligence in its chemical handling and disposal practices" dating back decades has led to levels of trichloroethylene of up to 42 times the federal maximum contaminant level.

The corporation, based in McLean, Va., says the contamination has prevented it from realizing plans to develop the land for 732 homes. It is seeking more than $37 million in a lawsuit filed this week in U.S. District Court in Baltimore.


For the entire article, see
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-fort-detrick- lawsuit-20140509,0,5590239.story


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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