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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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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | July 7, 2014
A team of chemists and engineers from Aberdeen Proving Ground has begun to neutralize chemicals from Syria's weapons stocks, the Pentagon said Monday. The work is taking place aboard the container ship MV Cape Ray under heavy security at an undisclosed location in international waters. The ship left Gioia Tauro, Italy, with 600 tons of chemicals, including the World War I blister agent sulfur mustard and the sarin precursor DF. The team of some 64 civilians from the Edgewood Area of Aberdeen Proving Ground, who developed a special system for neutralizing the chemicals aboard a ship, had waited months to get started.
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By Jennifer Blenner and Jennifer Blenner,SUN STAFF | January 26, 2003
Two Baltimore-based companies have started work on a $38 million contract to build an advanced chemistry laboratory in Edgewood Area of Aberdeen Proving Ground, said Jeff Hinte, acting director for advanced planning and initiatives of the Edgewood Chemical Biological Center. The center has been the focus of research and development involving the chemical warfare agents in the defense against chemical weapons at the proving ground since World War I. Gaudreau Inc., an architectural firm, and Poole & Kent, a mechanical contractor, are to complete construction in two years.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | May 16, 2014
The Army says a 1.8 million gallon overflow of partially treated sewage from a wastewater treatment plant serving Aberdeen Proving Ground's Edgewood Area earlier this month had minimal effect on the environment. "In a report received [May 8] at APG's Environmental Division, test results from samples taken from King's Creek and Bush River May 2, indicated the wastewater overflow that occurred May 1, was diluted and mostly rainwater," the APG Garrison said in a news release Wednesday.
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By Lane Harvey Brown and Lane Harvey Brown,SUN STAFF | December 11, 2001
In response to continued security concerns after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, Aberdeen Proving Ground officials said yesterday the installation plans to build reinforced "igloos" to store 1,815 canisters of mustard agent that are kept in an open yard in the Edgewood area. The igloos, which will cost about $9 million and take eight months to build, will be made of corrugated steel covered with earth, said Maj. William P. Huber, commander of Edgewood Chemical Activity, the proving ground organization responsible for storing the agent.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,MARY.GAIL.HARE@BALTSUN.COM | August 19, 2009
"All these projects mean thousands of jobs are coming to Harford County," said Councilman Dion Guthrie, who represents the Edgewood area. "The base has already gone from one security gate to six." Since the research institute project is not related to BRAC, it does not have to meet that 2011 deadline. "It is not BRAC, but this project is critical to the build-out and transformation at APG," Ruderman said. "We are really changing the landscape."
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January 12, 2005
The Harford County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a jogger found yesterday afternoon in the 300 block of Lord Willoughby Way near Todkill Terrace in the Edgewood area of Harford County. A sheriff's deputy living in the area identified the victim, but his name was not released because the next of kin had not been notified. Lt. Jim Eyler of the sheriff's office said the death "could be medical-related, including a heart attack or stroke." He said there was no indication of criminal activity or an auto accident.
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June 19, 2005
Chemical work at Edgewood Arsenal of Aberdeen Proving Ground began June 18, 1918. Later referred to as Edgewood Area, the facility was established in November 1917 and construction of the laboratory began in April 1918. It provided chemical production and artillery shell filling facilities to respond to the chemical weapons that were being used in Europe during World War I. The main chemicals produced were phosgene, chloropicrin and mustard. Source: Harford County Directory and GlobalSecurity.
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February 10, 2008
The Greater Edgewood Education Foundation Inc. will hold its second annual student art exhibition and sale from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. March 12 at Richlin Ballroom in Edgewood. The event will feature student artists from each of the six Edgewood-area schools: Edgewood, Deerfield, Abingdon and William Paca/Old Post Road elementary schools; Edgewood Middle School; and Edgewood High School. Art in a variety of formats, including paint, sketch and sculpture, will be featured. Select items will be available for auction.
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By Jennifer Blenner and Jennifer Blenner,SUN STAFF | January 26, 2003
Two Baltimore-based companies have started work on a $38 million contract to build an advanced chemistry laboratory in Edgewood Area of Aberdeen Proving Ground, said Jeff Hinte, acting director for advanced planning and initiatives of the Edgewood Chemical Biological Center. The center has been the focus of research and development involving the chemical warfare agents in the defense against chemical weapons at the proving ground since World War I. Gaudreau Inc., an architectural firm, and Poole & Kent, a mechanical contractor, are to complete construction in two years.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | January 16, 2014
The Pentagon plans to launch a pair of helium-filled blimps over Aberdeen Proving Ground capable of detecting, tracking and targeting cruise missiles, rockets and aircraft 340 miles away. Military officials offered details of the Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Elevated Netted Sensor System, or JLENS, at a sparsely attended public hearing Thursday in Baltimore County. The 240-foot-long blimps, known as aerostats, would be tethered at an altitude of two miles over the Edgewood Area of Aberdeen Proving Ground.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | November 7, 2013
Three Edgewood area schools were locked down for about an hour Wednesday afternoon while police searched for a man who was reported trying to break into a home in the area. Around 1:20 p.m., a resident in the 200 block of Oak Street was walking out the back of his residence when he confronted a black man in his 20s, with a thin build and wearing a black shirt and blue jeans, according to Edward Hopkins, spokesman for the Harford County Sheriff's Office. The resident said the man had entered the rear to the resident's home in an apparent attempted burglary, Hopkins said.
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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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Letter to The Aegis | August 6, 2013
Editor: It was good to see the sheriff an other important high ranking Harford County officials recently tour the Edgewood area. This a huge step forward to helping solve the problems that constantly plague the Edgewood Community. Now I hope the residents of Edgewood will step up and do the right thing to help police drive crime out of Edgewood to save their community as well learn how to preserve Edgewood for future generations, so the community will feel safer for all. Hopefully the residents will embrace the fact that both the police an the Harford County Council do care about what happens in Edgewood, but nothing can be done till the community steps up to make it happen.
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EDITORIAL FROM THE AEGIS | November 23, 2012
The collective lament regarding the lack of sit-down restaurants expressed recently at a meeting of the Edgewood Community Council is understandable, but not one that can be addressed by the county government - or any other government, for that matter - at least not directly. Art Helton, a former state senator and, more recently, a regular candidate for public office in Harford County, was joined by Harford County Councilman Dion Guthrie and Community Council Chairman Jansen Robinson in expressing a desire to see restaurants within easy driving distance of the Edgewood Area of Aberdeen Proving Ground.
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October 12, 2011
The Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center hosted the second annual Team Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive Showcase Sept. 22 at the Edgewood Area ofAberdeen Proving Ground. Approximately 750 people participated in the first day of the showcase, offering Team CBRNE workforce members and community leaders the occasion to share valuable information with each other about their resources and capabilities. The showcase incorporated a series of poster displays and exhibits focused on expanding the understanding of Team CBRNE's role in providing life-saving solutions to the warfighter.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | May 16, 2014
The Army says a 1.8 million gallon overflow of partially treated sewage from a wastewater treatment plant serving Aberdeen Proving Ground's Edgewood Area earlier this month had minimal effect on the environment. "In a report received [May 8] at APG's Environmental Division, test results from samples taken from King's Creek and Bush River May 2, indicated the wastewater overflow that occurred May 1, was diluted and mostly rainwater," the APG Garrison said in a news release Wednesday.
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By Bruce Reid and Bruce Reid,Sun Staff Writer | March 31, 1995
A Harford County developer said yesterday that he did not provide written notice to buyers at Otter Creek Landing that they were purchasing houses near Aberdeen Proving Ground's Edgewood area, a chemical weapons research and former manufacturing center for the Army.The notice was required as a condition of approving the 234-house development, according to Harford officials. Most of the 40 or so houses built there are occupied.The developer, Bob Ward, signed a memorandum of understanding about the disclosure with the county on Nov. 30, 1993.
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October 6, 2011
Aberdeen Proving Ground police were alerted to a suspicious person possibly carrying a rifle Wednesday morning, although further investigation revealed the person was not armed and was legitimately working on the federal installation. Two APG employees reported a suspicious person possibly carrying a rifle walking in the post's Edgewood Area at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, according to a statement from the post public affairs office. APG law enforcement personnel investigated, questioned the person and cleared the environmental contract employee after he was confirmed to be carrying a stick while surveying the area, according to the statement.
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September 20, 2011
Editor: Wanted: Flash Mob! To descend on the Joppatowne High School on Monday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m.! Event: The Joppa/Joppatowne Community Council meeting will host elected officials who will answer questions from you, the citizens of Harford County - the Flash Mob. A lively but orderly discussion will take place in response to two Harford County Department of Planning and Zoning "happenings. " Did we get your attention? As The Aegis article (page A8, Sept. 16) states, the first happening is almost a "done deal.
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