Agency renews Taneytown's OK to transport sludge

February 10, 1997

The Maryland Department of the Environment has renewed Taneytown's permit to transport sewage sludge to Northern Landfill in Reese.

The city also has a permit to apply sludge to farmland near Taneytown. The city disposes of sludge at the county landfill only if the weather is unsuitable for land application, according to City Manager Charles "Chip" Boyles.

The transportation permit, renewed in December, is valid for five years. Permits for sewage sludge disposal are required under the federal Clean Water Act.

Pub Date: 2/10/97

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