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By Nicole Fuller and Nicole Fuller,nicole.fuller@baltsun.com | September 4, 2009
Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold has asked Gov. Martin O'Malley to delay the construction of a proposed fly-ash landfill site in Southeast Baltimore, citing the landfill's proximity to the county and its ban on fly ash Leopold, who banned fly-ash and coal combustion byproducts in 2007 after the discovery that fly-ash dumping in Gambrills quarries was causing drinking water contamination, asked O'Malley to await the Maryland Department of...
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By Nicole Fuller, The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2011
For years, Danielle Oldham checked housing listings, hoping that she, her husband and their two young daughters could find a place in the Anne Arundel County community of Piney Orchard. She researched the area meticulously, scanned county development plans and talked to residents before the family finally bought a town house there in January. Then Oldham got a certified letter with some brow-furrowing news: Her dream home lies less than 1,000 feet from the site of a proposed rubble landfill.
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By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Staff Writer | July 23, 1993
A committee that's studying whether Carroll should build a new jail or expand the existing one yesterday discussed the pros and cons of building a jail at the Northern Landfill.The nine-member committee toured the 260-acre site on Route 140 and looked at a five-acre parcel toward the front that likely would be the only spot suitable for a jail.The landfill is within minutes of the courthouse, but it might be costly to hook up utility lines there, said committee member George Hardinger of Silver Run, who is director of capital projects for the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation in Montgomery County.
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By Nicole Fuller and Nicole Fuller,nicole.fuller@baltsun.com | September 4, 2009
Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold has asked Gov. Martin O'Malley to delay the construction of a proposed fly-ash landfill site in Southeast Baltimore, citing the landfill's proximity to the county and its ban on fly ash Leopold, who banned fly-ash and coal combustion byproducts in 2007 after the discovery that fly-ash dumping in Gambrills quarries was causing drinking water contamination, asked O'Malley to await the Maryland Department of...
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By Patrick Gilbert and Patrick Gilbert,Staff Writer | August 17, 1993
National golf associations consider Baltimore County the most "underholed" subdivision in the country.County officials are trying to change that dubious ranking by looking at one of the county's sanitary landfills as the site for a new public golf course.The County Council has approved $35,000 for a study to determine the feasibility of an 18-hole course and family golf center on and around the Eastern Sanitary Landfill off the 11500 block of Pulaski Highway in the eastern part of the county.
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By Paul Longo and Paul Longo,SUN STAFF | March 28, 2002
Some Howard County dogs can look forward to running free this summer, without the restraint of a leash or the threat of a ticket for their owners. The Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks has decided to open the county's first leash-free dog park after years of lobbying by dog owners. The park will be on 3 acres of the former New Cut landfill site, north of Route 103 in Ellicott City. The gates may open as soon as July, once reclamation work on the land is complete, John Byrd, a parks and recreation official said in a telephone interview yesterday . "Dogs love to run in open spaces, and it's very good for them to be around other dogs," said Anne Selnick, president of the Animal Advocates of Howard County.
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By Phyllis Brill and Phyllis Brill,Sun Staff Writer | November 20, 1994
The $3.5 million capping of the abandoned Tollgate landfill will begin this week and is expected to disrupt traffic along Tollgate Road well into next year.The work involves transporting about 100,000 cubic feet of soil from Heavenly Waters Park, south of Tollgate Road, to the landfill on the north side of the road.The construction site lies between the Winter's Run Golf Club and the Harford County Equestrian Center, both on Tollgate Road.Robert Taylor, chief of Harford County's construction management bureau, said preliminary grading of the landfill site began last week.
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By Erik Nelson and Erik Nelson,Sun Staff Writer | May 18, 1995
County Executive Charles I. Ecker has decided to build a $700,000 water tower in Marriottsville where it's most needed: on the western edge of the Alpha Ridge Landfill, in sight of homes closest to the dump's worst ground water pollution.Mr. Ecker chose the site for the 140-foot tower Sunday over a location on the grounds of Mount View Middle School on Route 99, about a mile west of the landfill, where tower construction was estimated to cost $200,000 less. His decision was announced late Tuesday.
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By Darren M. Allen and Darren M. Allen,Sun Staff Writer | July 30, 1995
Residents concerned about a proposed public shooting range at the Northern Landfill will, beginning tomorrow night, have two opportunities to let county commissioners know how they feel.The commissioners decided earlier this month to place a shooting range at the landfill near Westminster rather than at the Hoods Mill Landfill in South Carroll.County Recreation and Parks Department officials will answer questions about the proposed 10-lane range at 7 p.m. tomorrow at Carroll Springs School on South Center Street in Westminster.
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By Tanika White and Tanika White,SUN STAFF | November 22, 2000
Responding to community concerns about children's health and safety, the Howard County Board of Education voted unanimously last night not to build an elementary school near the former New Cut landfill in Ellicott City. Board members said that it would not be "prudent" to build a school there, "given the adverse public perception" voiced over the last several months after the board first approved the site as a potential location. The 30-acre site is owned partly by the county and partly by Bruce T. Taylor, who donated a portion of his property for a school this spring.
BUSINESS
By John Fritze and John Fritze,Sun reporter | May 20, 2008
Baltimore officials advanced a developer's plan yesterday to build more than 1,000 homes on the city's southern border - along with a more contentious proposal to provide access to those homes through a former landfill. On an 9-3 vote with one abstention, the City Council permitted the sale of 159 acres of city-owned property for the project, a procedural move that has stoked the debate over the best use of once-industrial property near the waterfront. Charles County developer Stephen P. McAllister has proposed building 1,300 homes on a site in Anne Arundel County and hopes to build an access road across the former Pennington Avenue landfill near Curtis Bay. "The population has been declining for years and years up there," said McAllister, a co-owner of Waldorf-based Cherrywood Development.
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By Susan Gvozdas and Susan Gvozdas,Special to The Sun | August 15, 2007
A state order requiring BBSS Inc. to clean up contaminated water found near its coal ash dump site in Gambrills has stalled a proposed shopping center expansion that would bring in a Target store. The Village at Waugh Chapel South would be built off Route 3 on part of the 80-acre site where Baltimore Gas & Electric has been hauling its fly ash, a byproduct from its coal-fired power plants.
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By Ted Shelsby and Ted Shelsby,SUN STAFF | February 20, 2005
Abingdon area residents will get a second chance to express their thoughts on the county's plan to reopen a landfill in their fast-growing neighborhood. County Council President Robert S. Wagner has scheduled a second public hearing on the administration's proposed solid-waste management plan and its suggestion to use the Spencer sand and gravel pit off Abingdon Road as a landfill for construction and demolition debris. Wagner said he scheduled the second hearing after determining that most of the people living near the pit had no knowledge of the county plan.
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By Doug Donovan and Doug Donovan,SUN STAFF | December 23, 2004
Baltimore's Board of Estimates approved a 20-year deal yesterday that allows a private waste-hauling company to open and operate a trash transfer station at the closed Bowleys Lane Landfill near Herring Run Park in East Baltimore. One formality must be resolved before Eastern Shore Environmental Inc. can build the facility: The property has to be rezoned. The site at 6101 Bowleys Lane is zoned for residential use, despite the fact that a landfill operated there until 1980. "The zoning has to be changed so the facility can be built there," said Public Works Director George L. Winfield, who sits on the five-member Board of Estimates.
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By Paul Longo and Paul Longo,SUN STAFF | March 28, 2002
Some Howard County dogs can look forward to running free this summer, without the restraint of a leash or the threat of a ticket for their owners. The Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks has decided to open the county's first leash-free dog park after years of lobbying by dog owners. The park will be on 3 acres of the former New Cut landfill site, north of Route 103 in Ellicott City. The gates may open as soon as July, once reclamation work on the land is complete, John Byrd, a parks and recreation official said in a telephone interview yesterday . "Dogs love to run in open spaces, and it's very good for them to be around other dogs," said Anne Selnick, president of the Animal Advocates of Howard County.
NEWS
By Candus Thomson and Heather Dewar and Candus Thomson and Heather Dewar,SUN STAFF | February 14, 2001
RISING SUN -- State biologists say one of Maryland's finest trout streams has been badly damaged by a construction accident at a nearby hazardous waste site that was being cleaned up under the supervision of the federal Environmental Protection Agency. State and federal officials said a construction error caused a collapse in a 20-foot-tall berm surrounding a sediment pond at the Woodlawn Landfill, a federal Superfund site in rural Cecil County. The accident on Dec. 19 sent a torrent of sediment into an unnamed stream that is a breeding ground for brown trout, smallmouth bass, bluegill and other fish.
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By Erik Nelson and Erik Nelson,Staff Writer | December 14, 1993
Neighbors of the toxic dump site at Carrs Mill Landfill in Woodbine will get a chance Thursday to question county Public Works Department officials and environmental consultants about the site's cleanup.At least 445 55-gallon drums had been dug up at the site, many of them found to contain toxic industrial solvents. Test results are not yet available for all the drums, which are being stored at the site until they are disposed of."Everyone out there should be concerned," said County Councilman Charles C. Feaga, R-5th, who is sponsoring the meeting along with County Executive Charles I. Ecker.
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By Carol L. Bowers and Carol L. Bowers,Staff writer | May 26, 1991
County lawyers say they believe they have found a way for the CountyCouncil to legally remove proposed rubble landfill projects from thecounty's solid waste management plan.What's significant about the proposal is that it could affect the status of the proposed Gravel Hill Road rubble landfill near Havre de Grace and the planned Fort Hoyle Road rubble landfill project near Joppa.A proposal being considered by the council would allow the council to remove a landfill site from the solid waste plan under certain conditions, including:* If the site violates county laws.
NEWS
By Tanika White and Tanika White,SUN STAFF | November 22, 2000
Responding to community concerns about children's health and safety, the Howard County Board of Education voted unanimously last night not to build an elementary school near the former New Cut landfill in Ellicott City. Board members said that it would not be "prudent" to build a school there, "given the adverse public perception" voiced over the last several months after the board first approved the site as a potential location. The 30-acre site is owned partly by the county and partly by Bruce T. Taylor, who donated a portion of his property for a school this spring.
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By Kirsten Scharnberg and Kirsten Scharnberg,SUN STAFF | March 24, 1999
Maybe things were destined to go foul here, in this grassy Marriottsville park adjacent to a former landfill."It seems this area is selected by each administration for dumping on," says Western Howard County resident Donald Gill, who almost two decades ago was forced to become next-door neighbor to a giant trash can.The latest controversy surrounding the former Alpha Ridge landfill -- a proposed in-line skating pavilion up for a public hearing tonight --...
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