Superfund Site:

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND (MICHAELSVILLE LANDFILL)
ABERDEEN, MD

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Larry Brown
(215) 814-5527

Remedial Project Manager
Yazmine Yap-Deffler
(215) 814-3369

Site Location

Street Address:
OFF RTE 40, ABERDEEN, MD 21005

Background

The 17,000-acre Aberdeen Proving Ground (Michaelsville Landfill) site is located in Aberdeen, Maryland.
The site consists of the 20-acre Michaelsville Landfill and numerous known or suspected solid waste management units that may be sources of contamination. The U.S. Army has operated a testing base on site since 1918. The base includes firing ranges, impact areas, vehicle test tracks, a fire training area, and laboratories in support of the testing activities. The Michaelsville Landfill operated as a sanitary landfill from the 1970s until 1980. The landfill received household garbage and refuse from the base. Base and landfill activities contaminated soil, sediment, ground ...
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