$3.5 million pact awarded for work on old landfill

December 28, 1998

Cherry Hill Construction Inc. has been awarded a $3.5 million contract to regrade the former Glen Burnie Landfill to improve storm water management.

The county Department of Public Works developed the plan and the Maryland Department of the Environment approved it to improve drainage across the 152-acre site. Areas where storm water collects and becomes contaminated by municipal wastes discarded there will be filled, raising the height of the landfill an average of 4 feet.

The contractor is hauling soil to the site through the Bay Meadows Industrial Park. The county had considered using 240,000 cubic yards of Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. coal ash for fill, but the county's land use and environment officer, Ronald Nelson, said one contractor using a single material could get the work done sooner.

The county, which stopped using the landfill in 1982, acquired what had been known as Smuck's Dump and converted it into a sanitary landfill in 1970.

Pub Date: 12/28/98

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