ANNAPOLIS — Delegate Donald B. Elliott, R-Carroll, Howard, withdrew his bill that was intended to tighten state regulations for siting sludge storagefacilities.
"It was obvious it was not a good bill," said Elliott. "I think it is a good concept, but it wasn't right to take a vote. There were too many unanswered questions."
Two major Baltimore-based waste management firms and the Washington Suburban Sanitation Commission opposed the bill. They charged thatit would encourage counties to reject sludge storage plans, leaving sewage treatment plants with limited outlets to dispose of the solid byproduct.