By STEVEN T. DENNIS
A trash storage area at the Washington County Resh Sanitary Landfill has developed a slow leak of a low-strength garbage liquid that will require up to $125,000 to fix, the Washington County Commissioners were told Tuesday night.
The leak was discovered during a $75,000 reconstruction of a sediment pond that was wiped out by the January 1996 floods, said Joe Kroboth, deputy county engineer. A Maryland Department of the Environment inspector found the leak, Kroboth said.
State officials said the county must fix the problem in a reasonable amount of time or potentially face a consent order mandating that the leak be controlled, Kroboth said.