January 24th, 2010

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Fly Ash Public Information Meeting in PG Co.

This is an issue that can affect well water in the southeastern part of the county. Please spread the word.

Fly Ash Public Information Meeting

Brandywine Fly Ash Landfill

A Community Meeting on Fly Ash

January 27, 2010

State records reveal toxic pollutants at a coal fly ash landfill located at 114700 North Keyes Road in Brandywine, MD. The pollution includes cadmium, selenium, aluminum and other substances found in coal combustion waste. Four local environmental organizations have filed notification of their intention to sue the operator of the landfill to protect the public health and the nearby waterways. Get the facts.

According to the EPA, unlined coal combustion waste landfills can leach toxic pollutants into waters at levels that can have serious and unwanted impacts on aquatic ecosystems and wildlife and threaten public health.

When: January 27, 2010 @ 6:00pm

Where: Baden Fire Station, 16608 Brandywine Road, Brandywine, MD

What: A public information opportunity for residents in Upper Marlboro, Baden, Aquasco, Brandywine, Croom, Cedar Haven, Eagle Harbor and near vicinity, to discuss the impacts of fly ash on public health and the environment. This meeting is organized by: Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Environmental Integrity Project, Defenders of Wildlife, Greater Baden Improvement Association, Patuxent Riverkeeper, Sierra Club, and Greater Marlboro Democratic Club. Contact for more information: Lisa Lincoln lisa.l.lincoln (at) gmail (dot) com) 301-642-3135 or Fred Tutman: fred (at) paxriverkeeper(dot) org or 301-249-8200

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