Glen Burnie

October 19, 1992

Toxin-tainted dump site to be capped in summer

Construction of a plastic sheet covered with clay to cap all 130 acres of the former Glen Burnie Landfill will begin next summer.

Members of the county's new Glen Burnie Convenience Center and Landfill Advisory Committee also were told Wednesday night that capping the landfill, which contains hazardous waste, would help prevent rain from seeping through it or running off and contaminating nearby Furnace Creek and ground water.

Jody Vollmar, spokesman for the county Department of Utilities, said the capping design would be done this fall.

The advisory panel, which met for the first time and is still forming, has seven members, Ms. Vollmar said. The county had hoped for 12.

"We are open to more participation," she said.

Members will tour the Millersville Landfill at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow.

Girl, 12, assaulted in apartment

A 12-year-old girl who was sleeping on the couch in her mother's apartment in Glen Burnie was sexually assaulted by an unknown assailant Saturday morning, county police said.

Police said the intruder tied a towel around the girl's face with a shoe lace, then carried her to a hallway in the apartment in Woodside Terrace, where he assaulted her, then put her in a bedroom closet.

The assailant was heard leaving by the apartment door.

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