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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,Sun Staff Writer | April 10, 1995
Lehigh Portland Cement Co. will begin testing equipment on one of four cement kilns next month for its tire burning project at the company's Union Bridge plant.The project, in the works for two years, is an attempt to burn scrap tires as fuel in the kilns instead of coal. The company hopes to replace 18 percent of its coal fuel with burned tires."The idea is to burn tires, which have high heat value, in place of some of the coal," said David Roush, Lehigh's plant manager.Beginning in late May, Lehigh plans to install equipment on one of its four cement kilns that will allow for the introduction of whole tires.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | February 14, 2014
State officials have reached an agreement with an Anne Arundel County family to clean up Maryland's largest known tire dump, a decades-old stockpile of hundreds of thousands of tires rotting in ravines in Crownsville and threatening a waterway leading to the South River. The $2.5 million cleanup will be the latest in a two-decades-old effort by the Maryland Department of the Environment that has resulted in the removal of 10.6 million tires from more than 900 sites around the state.
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NEWS
March 8, 1996
SMITHSBURG -- It took nearly a year, but a pile of 425,000 scrap tires has been removed from a site near here.The Maryland Department of the Environment said the last of the stockpiled tires recently were shredded and shipped out to be used for everything from fuel to landfill cover material."
NEWS
September 30, 2006
City man fatally shot in Park Heights City police are investigating the fatal shooting of a Baltimore man in the Park Heights section yesterday afternoon. The man, who had not been identified late last night, was standing at the corner of Park Heights and Quantico avenues at 3:45 p.m. when he was shot in the head, police spokesman Agent Donny Moses said. The man was taken to Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Lynn Anderson Harford County: Edgewood Reward offered in killings of two The Harford County sheriff's office is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest in the killing of two men in Edgewood two weeks ago. Randolph Mendon Goodson, 30, and Waverly Corey Lewis, 19, were found fatally shot Sept.
NEWS
November 11, 2001
Some county-run facilities to be closed for holiday Carroll County government offices will be closed tomorrow for Veterans Day. Offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday. Northern Landfill and the Recycling Center will be open tomorrow. Carroll County public libraries and senior centers will be closed tomorrow. Public schools will be open. County fee for bulk disposal of scrap tires to increase Effective Dec. 1, Carroll County Government Landfill Operations will increase the bulk scrap tire disposal fee to $135 per ton. Scrap tires will be accepted in bulk at Northern Landfill on Route 140 from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
NEWS
July 16, 1997
The state Department of the Environment has announced that is has achieved its fiscal 1997 goal of removing 1 million illegally dumped scrap tires with 44 removal projects in 18 counties and Baltimore City.Since 1990, the state has removed more than 4 million scrap tires, which pose environmental and health problems. Removed tires are recycled for use as fuel in waste-to-energy facilities or shredded and used for civil engineering projects such as caps for landfills. Anne Arundel County firms participating in the scrap tire project include Dixon Motors of Galesville; Fraley Construction in Stahl Point; Contin in Edgewater; Milzman, CSX Realty, BFI, and Blumenthal Power Co., all in Glen Burnie.
NEWS
November 7, 2001
OLD TIRES are a nuisance and a potential environmental hazard, but they're also a source of reusable materials and energy. A decade ago, 10 million of these rubber castoffs littered the state at illegal dumpsites. Maryland enacted a tire recycling fee to pay for the cleanup and fund recovery projects. Scrap tire collection sites were licensed. Because of success in cleaning up old tires, the fee for the state fund dropped from $1 to 40 cents per tire last year. But that's only the state fee charged buyers for more than 5 million new tires sold in Maryland annually.
NEWS
December 15, 1993
Motorists traveling Route 140 near Taneytown will soon be surprised to find out where the rubber meets the road: in the rubber-tire asphalt that will pave four miles of the busy highway between the Carroll County town and Westminster.It's part of a state highway department test to find ways to dispose of growing mountains of old tires that are discarded every year. Mixing the shredded, melted rubber with asphalt and laying it on the road can solve a troublesome disposal problem and improve the durability of highway pavement.
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By Grant Ferrier and Grant Ferrier,Los Angeles Times Syndicate | November 6, 1990
They are the bane of environmentalists and landfill operators. They are the target of state regulators. They are the fuel of choice for a growing number of cement and paper companies, and even some power plants. They have also surfaced at thousands of railroad crossings and even interested the King of Tonga as an item to import from the United States. Yet they are still most commonly matched with a gang of kids, a length of rope and a sturdy tree. They are waste tires.With more than 240 million tires discarded annually in the United States and restrictions on disposal heightening with each new legislative session, more than two billion tires have piled up nationwide.
NEWS
February 22, 1994
Panel kills two bills on victim notificationANNAPOLIS -- The House Judiciary Committee has killed two bills sponsored by Del. Donald B. Elliott that would have required prisons to notify victims of sexual abuse, child abuse and violent crimes when their attacker is released.The committee voted 13-7 Friday to kill House Bills 368 and 369 introduced by Mr. Elliott, a Republican representing Carroll and Howard counties.Del. Richard C. Matthews, a Carroll Republican and Judiciary Committee member, voted for his colleague's bills.
NEWS
November 11, 2001
Some county-run facilities to be closed for holiday Carroll County government offices will be closed tomorrow for Veterans Day. Offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday. Northern Landfill and the Recycling Center will be open tomorrow. Carroll County public libraries and senior centers will be closed tomorrow. Public schools will be open. County fee for bulk disposal of scrap tires to increase Effective Dec. 1, Carroll County Government Landfill Operations will increase the bulk scrap tire disposal fee to $135 per ton. Scrap tires will be accepted in bulk at Northern Landfill on Route 140 from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
NEWS
November 7, 2001
OLD TIRES are a nuisance and a potential environmental hazard, but they're also a source of reusable materials and energy. A decade ago, 10 million of these rubber castoffs littered the state at illegal dumpsites. Maryland enacted a tire recycling fee to pay for the cleanup and fund recovery projects. Scrap tire collection sites were licensed. Because of success in cleaning up old tires, the fee for the state fund dropped from $1 to 40 cents per tire last year. But that's only the state fee charged buyers for more than 5 million new tires sold in Maryland annually.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | October 18, 2000
Five men were indicted yesterday by a grand jury in connection with illegal tire dumping at sites in and around East Baltimore, according to Maryland Attorney General J. Joseph Curran Jr. In addition to seeking a civil injunction against one of the suspects, who owns a tire-disposal business, the state is pursuing penalties of up to $10,000 per day for the various violations. An unknown number of tires were found dumped. The case arose from reports by Baltimore Department of Public Works employees who found a pile of tires dumped near the old American Brewery on Gay Street.
NEWS
July 16, 1997
The state Department of the Environment has announced that is has achieved its fiscal 1997 goal of removing 1 million illegally dumped scrap tires with 44 removal projects in 18 counties and Baltimore City.Since 1990, the state has removed more than 4 million scrap tires, which pose environmental and health problems. Removed tires are recycled for use as fuel in waste-to-energy facilities or shredded and used for civil engineering projects such as caps for landfills. Anne Arundel County firms participating in the scrap tire project include Dixon Motors of Galesville; Fraley Construction in Stahl Point; Contin in Edgewater; Milzman, CSX Realty, BFI, and Blumenthal Power Co., all in Glen Burnie.
NEWS
March 8, 1996
SMITHSBURG -- It took nearly a year, but a pile of 425,000 scrap tires has been removed from a site near here.The Maryland Department of the Environment said the last of the stockpiled tires recently were shredded and shipped out to be used for everything from fuel to landfill cover material."
NEWS
By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,Sun Staff Writer | April 10, 1995
Lehigh Portland Cement Co. will begin testing equipment on one of four cement kilns next month for its tire burning project at the company's Union Bridge plant.The project, in the works for two years, is an attempt to burn scrap tires as fuel in the kilns instead of coal. The company hopes to replace 18 percent of its coal fuel with burned tires."The idea is to burn tires, which have high heat value, in place of some of the coal," said David Roush, Lehigh's plant manager.Beginning in late May, Lehigh plans to install equipment on one of its four cement kilns that will allow for the introduction of whole tires.
NEWS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | October 18, 2000
Five men were indicted yesterday by a grand jury in connection with illegal tire dumping at sites in and around East Baltimore, according to Maryland Attorney General J. Joseph Curran Jr. In addition to seeking a civil injunction against one of the suspects, who owns a tire-disposal business, the state is pursuing penalties of up to $10,000 per day for the various violations. An unknown number of tires were found dumped. The case arose from reports by Baltimore Department of Public Works employees who found a pile of tires dumped near the old American Brewery on Gay Street.
NEWS
August 19, 1992
Old tires as fuel being consideredTANEYTOWN -- Carroll Commissioners Donald I. Dell and Elmer C. Lippy and chairmen of the Baltimore and Harford county councils met at the Havilah Inn here Thursday to discuss a Union Bridge cement company's plan to burn tires as fuel.John Jones, assistant plant manager at Lehigh Portland Cement Co., explained the company's application to the state for permission to burn scrap tires in its kilns. The state passed a law in 1991 that requires scrap tires to be recycled rather than buried in landfills.
NEWS
February 22, 1994
Panel kills two bills on victim notificationANNAPOLIS -- The House Judiciary Committee has killed two bills sponsored by Del. Donald B. Elliott that would have required prisons to notify victims of sexual abuse, child abuse and violent crimes when their attacker is released.The committee voted 13-7 Friday to kill House Bills 368 and 369 introduced by Mr. Elliott, a Republican representing Carroll and Howard counties.Del. Richard C. Matthews, a Carroll Republican and Judiciary Committee member, voted for his colleague's bills.
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