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Tires and garbage remain at CSX site

July 10, 2011
  • Trash and discarded tires are visible at a CSX-owned property along Md. 68 near Williamsport.
Photo by Quame Hamlin

The problem: More than two months after an employee at the CSX railroad company said the company would clean up tires and garbage on railroad property near Williamsport, the pile of trash remained.

The problem, along Md. 68 near the railroad crossing, was featured in “What’s wrong with this picture” on May 9. At that time, Dave Barnhart, director of environmental health at the Washington County Health Department, called CSX about the problem and said a woman there told him CSX would take care of it.

Who could fix it: CSX

What they say: Contacted last week, CSX spokesman Robert Sullivan said he was not sure why there was no immediate response to Barnhart’s request for the company to clean up the garbage.

“I’m not sure what the issue was there, but we are well aware of it now, and we’ll move to get it addressed,” he said.

Sullivan said CSX employees would look at the site early this week.

“If it is something that is on CSX property, we will get it cleaned up quickly and look to see what we can do there to prevent access,” he said.

 — Compiled by Heather Keels

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