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FREDERICK, MD - Some residents are outraged the City of Alderman approved a plan that could bring more than 700 houses to Shookstown Road, adjacent to Fort Detrick's Area B. Members of "Fighting For Frederick," say the area is one of the most hazardous in the country.
They represent Kirsten Renee and the foundation started in her memory.
Glenn Hilburn of Shookstown Road says he'll stand in front of a bull-dozer if he has to. He lost his 39-year-old son to cancer.
City officials say developers met the requirements when they were approved in 2001. In 2004, the Maryland Department of Environment said initial testing had the property in the clear.
Members of "Fighting For Frederick" say contamination will continue to cause health problems.
"Those contaminants can be sucked up and that's called vapor intrusion," says Funk. And that's why the planning commission says the EPA is now reaching out to developers for additional testing.
We reached out to Rocky Gorge Development for comment and they did not return our calls.
Fort Detrick says Area B poses no public health risk. They say, they along with the EPA and MDE will continue to monitor and further test the site and its surrounding areas.