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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | February 5, 2013
Extreme rainfall, totaling two inches in 24-hours, caused a sewage overflow Thursday at the wastewater treatment plant at the Edgewood Area of Aberdeen Proving Ground, the Army said Friday. An estimated 3,000 gallons of partially treated sewage overflowed from the secondary clarifier tanks at the plant and flowed into King's Creek and the Bush River, according to a media release form the APG Public Affairs Office. Bush River flows into the Chesapeake Bay. Lime was applied to the affected area and signs were posted indicating "No Fishing, No Crabbing, No shellfish harvesting, No Swimming, in the area until further notice," the Army said.
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Letter to The Aegis | March 20, 2014
I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed your column about the local history of the Joppa Town area last week. I especially hadn't known the part about the once flourishing port that had to be abandoned along with others along the northern bay and Bush River. Having grown up in Catonsville myself, I was also familiar with your comparing the modern version (1960s onward) with Columbia in Howard County, which was planned and built at about the same time. One more interesting personal thing was that I began my professional teaching career at Havre de Grace High School in 1973.
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April 27, 2008
"Members of the Bush River Boat Club, by popular vote, chose Miss Barbara Lee Baker as Princess of Bush River." This honor was given to the Aberdeen High School junior on April 25, 1953. The Bush River Boat Club was organized in 1939 to promote safe recreational boating. Originally at the public landing at Otter Point, a new location was chosen after World War II. In 1945, the former site of a girls camp at Long Bar was purchased for $8,500. Although the clubhouse was destroyed by fire in 1948, by 1953, its replacement was the home of a growing membership as well as the Ladies Auxiliary, Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Bush River Power Squadron.
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September 26, 2013
This letter is in reference to your story on Wednesday Sept. 25, "Craig calls APG biggest polluter. " For some reason, Mr. Craig's remarks just rubbed me the wrong way. It sounded like he would rather have a sound-bite than be accurate in his statements. Well Mr Craig let's talk about some of these points 1. "APG should fix Atkisson Dam because it's their sediment. " I beg to differ. Last time I checked sediment is moved by water and water flows downstream. That sediment is most likely due to the development in the upper Winters Run drainage basin.
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September 5, 2005
A sewage spill yesterday in Perryman prompted a warning from the Harford County Health Department against swimming or other contact with water in the Bush River in the Park Beach Drive area. The spill occurred when a pipe broke in a holding tank at Harford's Perryman Surge Facility, which handles sewage from three pumping stations, said Susan Collins, a county government spokeswoman. About noon, a caller reported a bad odor in the area. Subsequent investigation by the Water and Sewer Division of the county Public Works Department located the break at 3:30 p.m. It was repaired within three hours, but by then about 6,000 gallons of untreated sewage had spilled into the river, Collins said.
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May 29, 2004
BEL AIR - The state departments of Natural Resources and the Environment are advising people to be cautious when swimming in the Bush River in Harford County this holiday weekend because blue-green Microcystis algae blooms have been found there. The algae blooms, which occur naturally in tidal freshwater portions of Chesapeake Bay estuaries, can use up oxygen, causing fish to suffocate. The state agencies said affected waters might appear as if a blue-green to yellow-green paint is floating on the surface.
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By Carol L. Bowers and Carol L. Bowers,Staff Writer | August 9, 1992
Kirk Vaughn is a little embarrassed by all the attention he's received since rescuing a 2-year-old boy who was in danger of drowning in Bush River last month.The dramatic rescue occurred as a group of children was fishing off a neighborhood pier in Edgewood.On Tuesday, the 13-year-old Californian, who along with other members of his family is visiting relatives in Edgewood, bashfully accepted the Harford County Council's commendation for his quick thinking in saving his grandmother's neighbor.
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September 4, 2005
The first official cruise of the Bush River Boat Club took place on Sept. 10, 1939. The cruise went to Betterton. The fleet consisted of three cruisers, five speed boats and one sailboat. The club was founded on June 22, 1939. The club eventually became what is know today as the Bush River Yacht Club. The club boats more than 150 boats and about 300 members, according the treasurer Tom Dice. Harford County Directory
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By Lane Harvey Brown and Lane Harvey Brown,SUN STAFF | July 27, 2003
Aberdeen Proving Ground is gearing up for a shoreline repair job in the Edgewood Area, where erosion at a former chemical weapons testing range has left mortar shells and other projectiles exposed along the Bush River. The D Field shore restoration is expected to begin in October and cost about $1.8 million, Army officials say. The 1 1/2 -year project will contain what is now a critical threat to the river, they say, because new munitions are exposed each year by the erosion. The field was used from about 1918 to the 1960s for live fire, surface-to-surface and air-to-surface testing, officials said.
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By Jonathan Pitts and Jonathan Pitts,jonathan.pitts@baltsun.com | December 26, 2009
Two construction projects that are expected to cost more than $3.3 million will allow boaters greater access to the waterways of Harford and Cecil counties this year, creating potential boons for the regional economy, state officials say. Harford County will remove more than 20,000 cubic yards of dredge material from the Bush River and Otter Point Creek, improving navigation to two popular boat ramps and a marina. In Cecil County, the town of Perryville has hired a Maryland contractor to build a 575-foot pier, a structure that will provide 12 slips for visiting boaters.
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By Matthew Hay Brown and Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | August 8, 2013
Heavy rains caused a wastewater treatment plant at the Edgewood Area of Aberdeen Proving Ground to release some 250,000 gallons of partially treated sewage into the Bush River on Tuesday, base officials said. Nearly 4 inches of rainfall within 24 hours sent the sewage from secondary clarifier tanks into a chlorine contact chamber and on to the river in Harford County, base spokesman Kelly Luster said. The Bush River, which separates the Edgewood Area from the rest of the Army base, flows into the Chesapeake Bay. It was the largest spill into the river this year, according to the Maryland Department of the Environment database.
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Editorial from The Aegis | July 25, 2013
In recent history, the territory bordered by Baltimore County, Aberdeen Proving Ground, I-95 and the south shore of the Bush River has been the most densely populated part of Harford County. There's a good reason for that. The community known as Joppatowne was one of the early large-scale communities in Maryland designed to attract people who worked in Baltimore but were looking for homes in areas away from the busy city. Similarly, Edgewood was where early, smaller scale commuter communities first took root in Harford County.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | April 25, 2013
Two people were rescued from the Bush River in southern Harford County late Wednesday after their canoe capsized, the Harford Fire & EMS Association said. A call for a boat rescue was dispatched at 5 p.m. by Harford County emergency radio. According to the monitored broadcast, two people were in the water of the Bush River between Church Creek east of Aberdeen and the Amtrak Railroad bridge that crosses the river linking Perryman and Edgewood. The Fire and EMS Association reported on its media Facebook the incident occurred behind Water Park Drive, which runs along the river in the Waters Edge development in Belcamp.
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Editorial from The Aegis | March 19, 2013
Every community has positive attributes and problems. Heck, some states - New Jersey and West Virginia, to name two in the immediate vicinity - have their own brand of associated jokes. Yet plenty of people are proud to call New Jersey and West Virginia home, and both states can boast having strong tourism components to their respective economies. Jokes about what exit a certain attraction is off of or the number of dentists per 100,000 population are likely to persist, but that doesn't mean either state is lacking or in need of making a particular change because of what someone who lives in New York or Ohio or Maryland might think.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORTS | February 26, 2013
Two people died as a result of a diving accident at Aberdeen Proving Ground on Tuesday afternoon, the Army confirmed. The deaths were said to be two Navy divers who were working in the installation's Underwater Explosion Test Facility, also known as the "super pond," where a civilian diver employed by the Army died in an accident on Jan. 30, several Harford County emergency response sources said. One source said the divers were in cardiac arrest when they surfaced and had been working in the pond on air hoses, not self-contained breathing units, and were tethered to each other.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | February 5, 2013
Extreme rainfall, totaling two inches in 24-hours, caused a sewage overflow Thursday at the wastewater treatment plant at the Edgewood Area of Aberdeen Proving Ground, the Army said Friday. An estimated 3,000 gallons of partially treated sewage overflowed from the secondary clarifier tanks at the plant and flowed into King's Creek and the Bush River, according to a media release form the APG Public Affairs Office. Bush River flows into the Chesapeake Bay. Lime was applied to the affected area and signs were posted indicating "No Fishing, No Crabbing, No shellfish harvesting, No Swimming, in the area until further notice," the Army said.
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Letter to The Aegis | August 2, 2012
Editor: It is with constant amazement that I read such articles as the editorial "Living Downstream. " It is fascinating to me that educated people could be so uninformed. I would love to watch the writer of this editorial drink some of the waste water that is "nearly as clean as what comes out of home spigots. " I personally know the man who laid the discharge papers from the sod run treatment plant out into the Bush River. The last records show that from September 2011 to March 28, 2012, 2 billion gallons of raw sewage was discharged into the bay and its tributaries from area municipalities.
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The Baltimore Sun | July 17, 2012
ON THE SITE... Portions of Light Street to close for 3 weeks for water main repairs :  Two blocks of Light Street are expected to be closed to traffic for weeks so crews can replace a water main that broke during rush hour Monday, according to a public works department spokesman. Three shot in Brooklyn neighborhood :  Three men were shot - one fatally, and another who was critically injured - in two incidents in South Baltmore's Brooklyn neighborhood, near the Anne Arundel County line.  Miller says lawmakers must be asked for their votes on gambling :  Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller said that "some hard work" and "elbow grease" are required in coming days if the General Assembly is to come back for a special session on gambling expansion.  Ten arrested in Howard County prostitution sting :  Howard County police have charged 10 men with solicitation of prostitution and disorderly conduct during an operation targeting solicitation activities along the U.S. 1 corridor in Laurel.
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