Site in Prince George's added to Superfund list

May 08, 1999

The Brandywine Defense Reutilization and Marketing Office, a former military hazardous waste storage site in southern Prince George's County, has been added to the federal Superfund list of contaminated sites, the Environmental Protection Agency announced yesterday.

The Air Force has been working since 1988 to clean up the 8-acre site in Andrews, upstream of Mattawoman Creek, a prime recreational fishing spot. From at least the 1950s through the 1980s, Defense Department agencies stored electrical equipment and hazardous chemicals there.

Tests found soil and water were tainted with dangerous chemicals, some of which had affected a residential well, but 1990 tests showed no chemicals in the creek, said the EPA's Kevin Wood.

Pub Date: 5/08/99

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