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MDE Begins Installing Monitoring Wells In Fruitland

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FRUITLAND, Md. - The Maryland Department of the Environment is currently installing 10 monitoring wells throughout the Morris Mill and Colburn Woods area.

These wells will determine the extent of the contamination and identify exactly where it's coming from.

"This study, it takes approximately two weeks to put the wells in. They have to be sampled, we need to get the results back. Once we get the results from this study, we'll be having another public meeting here in the community - basically give the results to the citizens," Arthur O'Connell of MDE said.

The data is expected to come in sometime next month. So far, we're told MDE has spent $230,000 to pay for the wells and to provide bottled water to affected residents.

The EPA is currently working to install filtration systems at affected homes - they are also expected to do vapor testing.

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