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By Sylvia Carignan News-Post Staff | Posted: Sunday, June 8, 2014 2:00 am

Fort Detrick is looking for a contractor to build a new hazardous material processing facility on post.

Hazardous materials like lab waste and motor oil are being held in a warehouse that was converted for use as a processing facility, according to Lanessa Hill, U.S. Army Garrison Public Affairs Specialist at Fort Detrick.

“The facility we have now is old,” she said.

Some of the hazardous materials come...


Thursday, March 6, 2014 By Associated Press

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) - The Army says it has found unsafe levels of groundwater pollution on private property where a developer wants to build more than 700 homes near a Fort Detrick Superfund site.

Early sampling of water beneath a 92-acre site owned by Waverly View Investors LLC detected the solvent trichloroethylene, or TCE, at levels above the maximum allowed for drinking water about 100 feet from the Army’s property line, said Joseph Gortva...


Thursday, February 21, 2013  
Paul Gordon: Detrick area project approved despite water safety concerns

On Feb. 11, the Frederick Planning Commission approved a request for changes to the master plan for the Waverly View Planned Neighborhood.
The project, located north and south of Shookstown Road, calls for the construction of 730 houses on 90 acres near Fort Detrick, either contiguous or across from the infamous Area B.
In 2009, Area B was named a Super Fund site by the U.S...


By Cara R. Anthony News-Post Staff  | Posted: Thursday, March 6, 2014 2:00 am

The latest off-post drilling project near a Fort Detrick Superfund site has revealed unsafe levels of groundwater contamination about 100 feet from the Army's property line.

In a preliminary observation, the Army has detected TCE levels above the maximum contaminant level on an adjacent property owned by Waverly View Investors LLC. The discovery is an early observation that could change as work continues on the...


’09 groundwater pollution study at Ft. Detrick flawed

Posted: 7:20 pm Mon, March 5, 2012
By Associated Press

HAGERSTOWN — A 2009 federal study that concluded groundwater contamination from Fort Detrick was unlikely to have harmful health effects was flawed, a national scientific panel said Monday, prompting the state’s two U.S. senators to demand a faster cleanup of the Superfund site in Frederick.

The National Research Council committee said the study by the U.S. Department of...


Officials hear about concern near Area B Originally published February 22, 2013

By Pete McCarthy
News-Post Staff

Residents took their concern over a proposed residential development near Fort Detrick's contaminated Area B to the mayor and aldermen Thursday night with hopes the city will delay the project until proper testing is done on the 90-acre site.
The issue is with the plan to develop 730 houses on Shookstown Road.
"I am not personally even arguing don't build," said Jennifer Peppe...


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