• An excavator digs into the buried trash layer at the Manor View dump site on Monday. The excavation is part of the remediation associated with methane gas safety hazards at the site.

    An excavator digs into the buried trash layer...

    An excavator digs into the buried trash layer at the Manor View dump site on Monday. The excavation is part of the remediation associated with methane gas safety hazards at the site.

  • Crews begin the process of removing methane-generating trash near a vacated house by the Manor View dump site on Monday. Officials vacated approximately 20 homes closest to the site as a final safety precaution in 2005.

    Crews begin the process of removing...

    Crews begin the process of removing methane-generating trash near a vacated house by the Manor View dump site on Monday. Officials vacated approximately 20 homes closest to the site as a final safety precaution in 2005.

  • An excavator places trash that was buried at the Manor View dump site into a truck Friday to be hauled off post.

    An excavator places trash that was buried at...

    An excavator places trash that was buried at the Manor View dump site into a truck Friday to be hauled off post.

  • A contractor from ARCADIS enters the staging area at the 10-acre Manor View dump site, location near the intersection of MacArthur Road and 2nd Corps Boulevard on Monday. The excavation, disposal and backfill of the site is scheduled to take approximately nine weeks. Site restoration, which is expected to take two weeks, will follow.

    A contractor from ARCADIS enters the staging...

    A contractor from ARCADIS enters the staging area at the 10-acre Manor View dump site, location near the intersection of MacArthur Road and 2nd Corps Boulevard on Monday. The excavation, disposal and backfill of the site is scheduled to take...

  • Once completed, the Manor View site will include safety fencing, new signs along 2nd Corps Boulevard and restoring the site to a flat grass field. The cleanup project is being carried out by the Directorate of Public Works' Environmental.

    Once completed, the Manor View site will...

    Once completed, the Manor View site will include safety fencing, new signs along 2nd Corps Boulevard and restoring the site to a flat grass field. The cleanup project is being carried out by the Directorate of Public Works' Environmental.

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. -- The excavation of methane-generating buried trash at the Manor View dump site began March 23 and remains on schedule.

To date, 390 tons of the approximately 12,000 tons of buried trash have been safely removed and transported off post to an approved landfill.

When the trash removal is complete, the site will be backfilled and leveled, leaving an open, flat field for future beneficial use.

For more information, call the Environmental Office at 301-677-9854.

Cleanup timeline

* February to March: Site preparation (four weeks - complete)

* March to May: Trash excavation, off-post disposal and backfilling (nine weeks)

* May: Site restoration (two weeks)

Ongoing: Air monitoring, methane monitoring; traffic, dust, odor and noise control; and public outreach activities

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