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.
* 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