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Fort Detrick well proposal worries Cloverhill residents

The Fort Detrick Army Garrison applied to draw up to 250,000 gallons of groundwater a day, worrying Cloverhill residents who rely on water from private wells.

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Fort Detrick officials are searching government documents to determine the extent of its past use of Agent Orange in Frederick fields.

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By Barry Kissin

"Area B" of Fort Detrick comprises 400 acres bordered by Shookstown Road, Kemp Lane and Rocky Springs Road. According to a statement in 2008 by the Environmental Protection Agency, Area B "was used as a disposal area for chemical, biological, and radiological material from the 1940s until 1970. Wastes disposed at the site released [carcinogenic chemicals] into the ground water, contaminating residential drinking water wells. There is the potential that the groundwater...

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FREDERICK -- The Army said it is searching internal records for details on outdoor spray testing of Agent Orange at Fort Detrick in Frederick.

http://www.fredericknewspost.com/sections/news/display.htm?StoryID=108015

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Top health officer to set up meeting with foundation that believes pollution from fort leads to illness.

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FREDERICK, Md. (WUSA) -- Hundreds of families say their loved ones are dying from cancer, and they blame contaminants coming from Fort Detrick.

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Originally published July 27, 2010
By Megan Eckstein
News-Post Staff

http://www.fredericknewspost.com/sections/news/display.htm?StoryID=107821

A group seeking answers regarding Fort Detrick's possible connection to cancer cases in Frederick "hijacked" a Restoration Advisory Board meeting, its chairwoman said, and forced officials to answer their health questions instead of the environmental issues on the agenda.


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As members of the Fort Detrick Restoration Advisory Board...

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WHAG-TVupdated 7/27/2010 12:15:12 AM EThttp://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38422674/from/toolbar

FREDERICK, MD - At a Fort Detrick community meeting, a discussion on the controversial 'Area B' landfill project turned into a yelling match.The land known as 'Area B' at Fort Detrick in Frederick has been surrounded in controversy for some time now. Many local residents claim that contaminants in that area have caused a high number of cancer cases in the community. Monday evening, those...

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