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Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 09/24/2010

EPA investigating green water in Md. river

By Washington Post editors

Fort Detrick officials say the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is investigating the source of some harmless green water found flowing from the Army installation in Frederick into the Monocacy River earlier this month.

Two Fort Detrick officials told The Frederick News-Post about the criminal investigation Thursday. The EPA says it can’t confirm or deny the investigation.

A Fort Detrick spokesman says the Army is looking into the possibility that someone came onto the installation and poured green dye into a storm drain.

Workers at the post’s wastewater treatment plant noticed the discoloration Sept. 2. Post officials say it appeared to be colored with dye used in waterflow studies.

It is illegal to use trace dye without an EPA permit.
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Information from: The Frederick (Md.) News-Post

By Washington Post editors  | September 24, 2010; 10:40 AM ET
Categories:  Maryland  
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it's a little early for St Patricks Day!

Posted by: MarilynManson | September 24, 2010 11:15 AM | Report abuse

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