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January 12, 1994
Plunging into the messy and risky task of trying to solve Howard County's landfill problem seems a fruitless enterprise. Not only does the county face the problem of cleaning up two landfills that are closed and leaking contaminates, it also must deal with similar problems at its lone operating dump at Alpha Ridge.County Executive Charles I. Ecker has offered what can be best described as a Band-Aid to patch a hemmorrhaging wound. He has proposed closing Alpha Ridge in two years, and sending the county's trash elsewhere until a regional solution is worked out on solid waste disposal.
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By Erik Nelson and Erik Nelson,Staff Writer | December 17, 1993
Neighbors of the toxic dump site at Carrs Mill Landfill in Woodbine last night told County Executive Charles I. Ecker that more needs to be done to protect them from chemicals that have polluted a local stream and underground aquifers.Tests of residential wells need to be done more often, more accurately, and air near neighboring homes should be monitored, the residents said at a meeting at which they were brought up to date on cleanup efforts at the landfill.Cleanup workers have unearthed at least 462 55-gallon drums on the site.
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By Patrick Gilbert and Patrick Gilbert,Staff Writer | December 23, 1993
Despite opposition from community groups, the proposed Honeygo rubble landfill and reclamation center passed a major hurdle this week when the Baltimore County zoning commissioner approved its development plan and granted it two special exceptions.Neighborhood organizations fought the proposal in hearings before Zoning Commissioner Lawrence E. Schmidt, but it had the backing of County Executive Roger B. Hayden and public works officials, who say the county badly needs a rubble landfill.The Honeygo operation near White Marsh -- designed primarily for construction and demolition debris -- is already part of the county's revised 10-year Solid Waste Plan.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,Sun Staff Writer | September 8, 1995
State environmental officials this week approved the controversial resealing of 8 acres at the closed hazardous waste landfill on Solley Road near Pasadena.The ruling comes 23 months after Browning-Ferris Industries Inc., owner of the landfill, first requested a permit for what it considered emergency work.Though the landfill has been closed since 1982, cancer-causing pollutants have continued to leak underground.Chunks of the old clay cap have slid off, letting rain seep in and trickle through the buried hazardous solvents.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,Sun Staff Writer | July 13, 1994
An underground stream with high levels of a carcinogenic solvent is flowing west toward the border of a closed hazardous waste landfill on Solley Road and has nearly reached Marley Neck Boulevard, state environmental officials say.Browning-Ferris Industries, owner of the dump, is digging 10 wells on property adjacent to the landfill to monitor the possible spread of contamination and has emergency authority to pump the contaminated flow from another new...
NEWS
January 13, 1995
The Maryland Department of the Environment has given the county the go-ahead for an expansion and redesign of the last sections of the county landfill near Millersville.The state agency rejected two challenges from neighbors who said the landfill's troubled history indicated the county could not be trusted to run the property. The permit was issued Dec. 22.MDE did not remove the complaint and order under which the landfill has been operating for two years. The county still has to cap the old cells, excavate part of one trash cell and fix problems that have cause ground water contamination.
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By Shirley Leung and Shirley Leung,Sun Staff Writer | August 23, 1995
West County residents will get a chance tomorrow to review and respond to Fort Meade's plans to line a 27-acre section of its landfill to prevent leaks.Under state environmental regulations, the post must line its landfill and provide a system to drain water that builds up on the site.The 27-acre section has been operating without a liner since it opened in 1988, but post officials have been designing one for five years, said Paul Robert, chief of Fort Meade's environmental management office.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,Sun Staff Writer | November 2, 1994
Cancer-causing solvents have leaked from a hazardous waste landfill off Solley Road and crossed Marley Neck Boulevard to a point about 1,650 feet from Marley Creek, according to the landfill owner's consultant.The creek, closed to swimming for more than two decades due to other pollution, flows into Chesapeake Bay.The consultant, Summit Environmental Consultants Inc. of Auburn, Maine, issued a map dated Oct. 21 showing that an underground stream of water polluted with volatile organic chemicals had seeped past the landfill's boundaries.
NEWS
January 2, 1996
The Loading Dock, a nonprofit recycler of building materials, will be at Alpha Ridge Landfill in Marriottsville from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday..It will accept lumber, plumbing fixtures, doors, windows and other usable building materials.Information: 728-DOCK.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | April 29, 1998
The County Commissioners yesterday raised tipping fees at the Hoods Mill Landfill, off Hoods Mill Road near the Howard County border.Effective July 1, tipping fees will be $6 for cars, $7 for sport utility vehicles and $10 for pick-up trucks.Cars are now charged $4 and pick-up trucks are charged $6. The county does not have a separate charge for sport utility vehicles.J. Michael Evans, director of the county's Department of Public Works, said the fee increase is needed to offset the landfill's $37,000 deficit.
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