Construction permit set for incineratorsFREDERICK -- State...

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June 17, 1994

FREDERICK — Construction permit set for incinerators

FREDERICK -- State environmental officials have decided to issue a permit to allow construction of two medical waste incinerators at Fort Detrick.

The new incinerators, expected to cost about $4 million, would be used as backups when the existing incinerator requires maintenance, said Norm Covert, Fort Detrick spokesman.

Medical waste is sterilized under high heat at least twice before it is burned at the installation, Mr. Covert said. Ashes from the waste, which are not harmful to the environment, are disposed of at the installation's sanitary landfill, he said.

Construction is expected to last one year to 18 months and could begin this fall.

The Maryland Department of the Environment is soliciting public comment on the matter. Residents have until July 13 to send written comments to: Ms. Suzanne Bond, Office of the Director, Air and Radiation Management Administration, 2500 Broening Highway, Baltimore, Md. 21224.

Requests for a public hearing on the incinerator permit must be sent to the same address by July 5.

Mayor again arrested on exposure charge

CUMBERLAND

CUMBERLAND -- The mayor of Friendsville has found himself on the wrong end of the law -- again.

Spencer R. Schlosnagle, 30, who was re-elected in February to his fifth term as mayor of the small Garrett County community, turned himself in at the Cumberland Police Department on Tuesday on an arrest warrant for indecent exposure.

Mr. Schlosnagle is accused of exposing himself to a motorist on Interstate 68 around LaVale on May 24. He has been released on his own recognizance.

On March 30, the mayor was sentenced on an indecent exposure charge stemming from an incident in December 1992 at the Country Club Mall in LaVale.

He was given a one-year suspended sentence, ordered to seek treatment, placed on three years probation and fined $250.

On July 20, he is scheduled to go to trial in Garrett County District Court to face indecent exposure charges stemming from an incident on westbound I-68 near Grantsville in August 1993.

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