Remediation Martin State Airport, Maryland

MARTIN STATE AIRPORT, MARYLAND

Infrared Aerial view of Martin State Airport
Infrared Aerial view of Martin State Airport

History

Located on 750 acres of waterfront property in Middle River, Md., the Glenn L. Martin State Airport is operated as a general aviation facility by the Maryland Aviation Administration (MAA) and is the operations home for the Maryland Air National Guard.

The property, purchased by the State of Maryland from the Martin Marietta Corporation in 1975, had been part of a larger site acquired by Glenn L. Martin, an early pioneer in aircraft manufacturing. For many years the facility served as an airport for military planes produced at the adjacent Martin assembly plants.

Investigation

Investigation of four specific areas at the airport began after bits of crushed, buried drums were discovered along a taxiway median in 1991.

Lockheed Martin became involved when debris uncovered at the site suggested a link between the heritage company and the areas being probed.

As the former site owner and a conscientious corporate citizen, Lockheed Martin took samples and conducted tests to evaluate the nature and extent of the contamination in site soils and airport pond sediments.

The investigation found the presence of

  • volatile organic compounds (commonly used solvents and degreasers) in the groundwater
  • certain metals (such as cadmium)
  • polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs; by-products of asphalt, burning, etc.)  

Today

In the interest of expediting site cleanup, Lockheed Martin is evaluating various remedial alternatives in parallel with the site investigation to be ready to implement a remedy when the investigation is complete. 

The Corporation is committed to continuing its work with Maryland Department of the Environment and the MAA to develop a cleanup strategy.

For more information view the Spring 2017 Newsletter and the Fact Sheet September 2017

Lockheed Martin Middle River partners with community to develop collaborative relationships at remediation projects

Recent Documents


View a list of terms commonly used in relation to general environmental remediation efforts that can be found throughout this Web site.

If you have questions, please contact: Corporate Communications at 800.449.4486

Fact Sheet April 2018
Fact Sheet April 2018

Spring 2018 Newsletter
Spring 2018 Newsletter

Groundwater Treatment Facility Construction Photo Tour Spring 2017
Groundwater Treatment Facility Construction Photo Tour Spring 2017

Frog Mortar Creek Surface Water Conditions Summer 2017
Frog Mortar Creek Surface Water Conditions Summer 2017

Timeline Poster with Childs Activity Page March 2016
Timeline Poster with Childs Activity Page March 2016

CITIZENS GUIDE TO REMEDIAL ACTION
CITIZENS GUIDE TO REMEDIAL ACTION