Glen Burnie

February 03, 1993

Agency to devise plan to remove material at depot

The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) will come up with a plan within six weeks for removing radioactive material from the former Army depot at Ordnance Road.

U.S. Rep. Wayne Gilchrest, a Maryland Republican, said Monday night that the federal agency had agreed to take responsibility for determining how to remove material contaminated by thorium nitrate. Previously, the DLA, which operates federal depots, and the U.S. General Services Administration, which sold the county the 85 acres near Curtis Bay 12 years ago, could not agree on who would be responsible.

Radiation levels there were found by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to be up to 64 times higher than those it deems safe.

County Executive Robert R. Neall has pushed to build a new jail on the land.

POLICE LOG

* Glen Burnie: Someone sliced open the vinyl top of a Suzuki Samurai parked in the 800 block of Oakwood Road over the past two weeks to steal a .22-caliber Winchester rifle. The theft was reported Monday.

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