Developer files $37M claim over possible Md. military base pollution

05/7/2013 | Gazette (Gaithersburg, Md.), The

The owners of a site near Fort Detrick, Md., have filed a complaint seeking $37 million from the U.S. Army for pollution the developers say resulted from the nearby disposal of hazardous materials. The 92-acre planned residential development is next to an area the Army once used for the disposal of toxic chemicals and as a proving ground for biological weapons, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. The site's owners said the EPA recently asked for permission to collect groundwater samples from their site to determine whether compounds previously observed on the Army base had spread.

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