Public comment period is underway on closed sanitary landfill

Public Notice

Fort Meade has proposed remedial action alternatives for groundwater at the closed sanitary landfill site, and invites the public to comment on the proposed plan through June 24.

The CSL is located in the southeastern portion of Fort Meade, south of Route 32 and west of the Amtrak right-of-way.

The CSL is divided into Cell 1 and Cell 2. Cell 3 is being addressed separately.

The proposed plan also addresses the Former Ammunition Supply Point No. 1, which is recommended for No Further Action.

The CSL operated from 1958 until 1996 for disposal of mixed residential, commercial, and non-hazardous industrial wastes. The landfill cells are capped, and the groundwater is monitored semiannually.

Groundwater monitoring detected elevated levels of benzene and metals at the CSL and migrating off Fort Meade.

Several alternatives are being evaluated under the proposed plan. Citizens are invited to comment on those alternatives.

Copies of the proposed plan are available for review at: http://www.ftmeade.army.mil/directorates/dpw/environment. (Click the links for Cleanup Program, Program Sites and Closed Sanitary Landfill.)

For a paper copy, go to Fort Meade Environmental Division Office, Building 2460, 85th Medical Battalion Ave. Hours are Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

You also can go to the Anne Arundel County Library, Odenton Regional Branch, 1325 Annapolis Road, Odenton (Community Reference section).

The public may submit written comments during the public comment period through June 24.

During the comment period, the public may provide comments or request a meeting to discuss the proposed plan.

Comments must be postmarked by June 24 and sent to: Mary Doyle, U.S. Army Garrison Public Affairs Office, 4409 Llewellyn Ave., Fort Meade, MD, 20755-7058.

Following the public comment period, written responses will be prepared and included in the Administrative Record.

As required by law, a formal review of the effectiveness of the selected alternatives will be conducted every five years.

For more information, call the Fort Meade Public Affairs Office at 301-677-1361.

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