Toxic landfill resealing is topic tonight

March 09, 1995

State environmental officials will hold a hearing tonight on their preliminary decision to allow the resealing of a closed hazardous waste landfill on Solley Road, where environmental protections have failed.

Neighbors have expressed concerns over a proposal by Browning-Ferris Industries Inc. (BFI) to use sludge and chipped tires as part of a new cap on the trash mounds.

A community group has hired an Arlington, Va.-based consultant to advise it on the issue. That report will not be ready until the end of March, said Ed Vitek, a committee member. BFI is paying for it.

The Maryland Department of the Environment hearing will begin at 7 p.m. at the Orchard Beach Fire Hall, 7941 Solley Road.

Stop for speeding leads to drug charges

A Pasadena man was arrested on drug charges Tuesday morning after he was stopped for speeding and a patrolman found that he was carrying marijuana, county police said.

Eastern District Officer Andrew Klausing stopped a speeding 1989 Chevrolet pickup at Fort Smallwood and Water Oak Point roads shortly after 3:30 a.m. and noticed rolling papers on the floor of the cab.

Officer Klausing said the driver admitted that he had a pipe and allowed the truck to be examined. The officer said he found a bag of a substance that field-tested positive for marijuana.

Leonard John Stephens, 23, of the 7800 block of Renshaw Road was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, police said.

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