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By Edward Walls and Edward Walls,Capital News Service | March 19, 1995
The Indian Head naval facility in Charles County has been recommended to be added to the nation's burgeoning list of environmental cleanup sites, but a Navy spokeswoman said it poses no danger to the public.Christina Adams, spokeswoman for the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Indian Head, said the cleanup would remove elements -- ranging from mercury and silver to various solvents -- used to make explosives and propellants.The materials are found in traces on the 3,500-acre facility, she said.
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BUSINESS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | January 24, 2014
A developer wants to buy city-owned property near the Fairfield Marine Terminal to turn it into more parking for the port of Baltimore's thriving automobile import and export trade. The city's Board of Estimates could consider as early as Wednesday selling the 8-acre property in the 1500 block of Chesapeake Ave. to Chesapeake Real Estate Group LLC for its appraised value of $760,000. The Baltimore Development Corp. board voted Thursday to recommend the sale of the once-residential but long-vacant site.
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NEWS
By JILL ROSEN and JILL ROSEN,SUN REPORTER | December 15, 2005
A long-languishing city- and state-owned property in South Baltimore is on the market, city development officials announced yesterday. Baltimore Development Corp. officials have high hopes for the vacant 17-acre site at Potee and Garrett streets in the Brooklyn-Curtis Bay area. Though the property requires some environmental cleanup, its easy interstate access and visible location in a part of town where industrial space is in demand could make the site attractive, said Evans Paull, BDC's director of the Brownfields Initiative.
BUSINESS
August 27, 2009
AirTran plans BWI flights to Caribbean islands AirTran Airways wants to begin service to several Caribbean islands from three cities, including BWI Marshall Airport. The Florida-based airline filed applications this week with the U.S. Department of Transportation to begin offering service to Nassau, Bahamas; Montego Bay, Jamaica; and the island of Aruba. The service would begin later this year and early next year if approved. Service to Nassau and Montego Bay would begin from Atlanta, Baltimore and Orlando, while service to Aruba would originate in Atlanta and Orlando.
NEWS
April 12, 2006
ISSUE: The state is threatening to evict several nonprofit groups, including a regional food bank, drug treatment center and nursing home, in a dispute with Anne Arundel County over the disposition of the shuttered Crownsville state psychiatric hospital site. Van T. Mitchell, deputy secretary for the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, told Anne Arundel County Executive Janet S. Owens in a letter that the impasse over which party will pay an estimated $25 million for environmental cleanup may force the state to kick out the community organizations next year.
NEWS
By Shirley Leung and Shirley Leung,Sun Staff Writer | September 15, 1995
About 40 experts on explosives will scour nearly every inch of the 366-acre Tipton Army Airfield beginning next month to find and remove unexploded artillery shells, mortars and grenades.The Army has hired Human Factors Applications of Waldorf to sweep up as many 3-inch mortars, 2-inch rockets, M-9 rifle grenades and 37 mm-to-75 mm projectiles as possible. The first team of experts is to begin work Oct. 10.The work is expected to take at least nine months.The $2.5 million cleanup of the Fort Meade airport was to have begun in June, but the money from the Pentagon did not come through until August, said Ray Leone, the Army Corps of Engineers project manager.
NEWS
By Bruce Reid and Bruce Reid,Staff Writer | July 20, 1993
Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski said yesterday that she will push for the hundreds of millions of dollars needed to clean up past environmental sins at Aberdeen Proving Ground and to keep the installation in compliance with state and federal anti-pollution laws.After a morning tour of the Army post, Ms. Mikulski said she was satisfied that the proving ground's leadership is committed to good environmental stewardship and to getting a handle on violations of environmental laws that have dogged it for most of this year.
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By SHIRLEY LEUNG and SHIRLEY LEUNG,SUN STAFF | October 13, 1995
The environmental cleanup of Tipton Army Airfield will be delayed two more weeks, and patience is wearing thin among Fort Meade officials as Howard and Anne Arundel counties wait to reopen it as a civilian airport.The $2.5 million cleanup of the Fort Meade airfield was to have begun Tuesday, but the Army Corps of Engineers needed more time to plan the 366-acre sweep for unexploded artillery shells, mortars and grenades, said Sara Gracey of Fort Meade's Environmental Management Office."The pressure is on them," Ms. Gracey said yesterday.
BUSINESS
By Kim Clark | March 25, 1991
Though the recession has cut into demand for everything from cars to candlesticks, the need to clean up pollution keeps on growing.And Thomas R. Hundt, the new head of mid-Atlantic operations for EA Engineering, Science, and Technology Inc., says environmental cleanup firms like his expect to keep expanding.Dr. Hundt, who received a doctorate in environmental engineering from the Johns Hopkins University in 1985, said he is only one of the new hires he expects the Hunt Valley-based environmental cleanup firm to make in the next several months.
BUSINESS
August 27, 2009
AirTran plans BWI flights to Caribbean islands AirTran Airways wants to begin service to several Caribbean islands from three cities, including BWI Marshall Airport. The Florida-based airline filed applications this week with the U.S. Department of Transportation to begin offering service to Nassau, Bahamas; Montego Bay, Jamaica; and the island of Aruba. The service would begin later this year and early next year if approved. Service to Nassau and Montego Bay would begin from Atlanta, Baltimore and Orlando, while service to Aruba would originate in Atlanta and Orlando.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,SUN REPORTER | December 21, 2006
Baltimore's comptroller is questioning the proposed sale of properties in downtown's superblock area to a New York developer for $21.6 million, leading the city's Board of Estimates yesterday to postpone a scheduled vote to approve the sales agreement. Comptroller Joan M. Pratt said she has concerns about the land disposition agreement, which allows Lexington Square Partners, led by Chera Feil Goldman Group, to deduct the cost of demolition, environmental cleanup and streetscape improvements from the purchase price.
NEWS
April 16, 2006
LAST WEEK'S ISSUE:The state is threatening to evict several nonprofit groups, including a regional food bank, drug treatment center and nursing home, in a dispute with Anne Arundel County over the disposition of the shuttered Crownsville state psychiatric hospital site. Van T. Mitchell, deputy secretary of the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, told Anne Arundel County Executive Janet S. Owens in a letter that the impasse over which party will pay an estimated $25 million for environmental cleanup might force the state to evict the community organizations next year.
NEWS
April 12, 2006
ISSUE: The state is threatening to evict several nonprofit groups, including a regional food bank, drug treatment center and nursing home, in a dispute with Anne Arundel County over the disposition of the shuttered Crownsville state psychiatric hospital site. Van T. Mitchell, deputy secretary for the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, told Anne Arundel County Executive Janet S. Owens in a letter that the impasse over which party will pay an estimated $25 million for environmental cleanup may force the state to kick out the community organizations next year.
NEWS
By JILL ROSEN and JILL ROSEN,SUN REPORTER | December 15, 2005
A long-languishing city- and state-owned property in South Baltimore is on the market, city development officials announced yesterday. Baltimore Development Corp. officials have high hopes for the vacant 17-acre site at Potee and Garrett streets in the Brooklyn-Curtis Bay area. Though the property requires some environmental cleanup, its easy interstate access and visible location in a part of town where industrial space is in demand could make the site attractive, said Evans Paull, BDC's director of the Brownfields Initiative.
NEWS
By Lane Harvey Brown and Lane Harvey Brown,SUN STAFF | April 4, 2004
Aberdeen Proving Ground environmental cleanup officers have gotten approval from the Department of the Army to seek research funding to clean up high levels of a rocket-fuel component found in the soil on base near the city of Aberdeen's well field. But Ken Stachiw, head of APG's cleanup program, said Friday the plan has only a "50-50" chance of coming together. "It's not a sure thing," he said, adding that his staff hoped to learn this week from APG officials whether such funding would be likely.
BUSINESS
By Liz Bowie and Liz Bowie,SUN STAFF | November 5, 1996
The Highland Marine Terminal was one of those dark, creepy, forgotten urban corners that seen from a highway or airplane seemed to symbolize the decay of American industry.Rusting metal warehouse roofs were falling in. Sewage flowed straight into the harbor. There were piles of trash, dirt roads, muddy warehouse floors. Scavengers rummaging through the sprawl of worn buildings had long ago pulled out anything that they could use or sell, including copper downspouts.But somehow Thomas Obrecht saw opportunity.
NEWS
April 9, 2006
LAST WEEK'S ISSUE: -- Police recently announced that three young adults from Indiana drove to Maryland for a pseudoephedrine shopping spree. The three purchased 103 boxes of cold and allergy pills, and told police that they intended to resell the medications at a profit to dealers in their home state who cook methamphetamine. Pseudoephedrine is an ingredient needed to create meth, a highly addictive drug. Police released the three after consulting with the state's attorney's office and learning that no laws had been broken.
NEWS
By Bruce Reid and Bruce Reid,Sun Staff Writer | March 29, 1995
About $4 million is needed to begin cleanup of Aberdeen Proving Ground's former chemical weapons testing ground near Edgewood, but the Army isn't sure where it will get the money.In a briefing for local officials yesterday, Aberdeen's commander said Pentagon policy prohibits bases from using the military's environmental cleanup budget to remove unexploded shells unless they pose an immediate danger.The Army used the 300 acres near Edgewood, known now as the Nike site, to test chemical weapons from 1920 to 1951.
NEWS
By SHIRLEY LEUNG and SHIRLEY LEUNG,SUN STAFF | October 13, 1995
The environmental cleanup of Tipton Army Airfield will be delayed two more weeks, and patience is wearing thin among Fort Meade officials as Howard and Anne Arundel counties wait to reopen it as a civilian airport.The $2.5 million cleanup of the Fort Meade airfield was to have begun Tuesday, but the Army Corps of Engineers needed more time to plan the 366-acre sweep for unexploded artillery shells, mortars and grenades, said Sara Gracey of Fort Meade's Environmental Management Office."The pressure is on them," Ms. Gracey said yesterday.
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