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BUILDING HIGHWAYS IN THE SKY; BG&E SUPPLIES FLY ASH FOR EASTERN SHORE ROADS PROJECT

 BALTIMORE, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (NYSE: BGE) has begun supplying fly ash from the company's Brandon Shores Power Plant in Anne Arundel County to build a new road base which will carry Augustine Herman Highway (Md. Rte. 213) over the Blue Star Memorial Highway (U.S. Rte. 301) in Queen Anne's County.
 Ash is a useful by-product of coal, which is the fuel source for the electric generators at Brandon Shores.
 When the new interchange is completed, the present grade-level intersection will be eliminated and a new bridge will carry Route 213 over Route 301, with ramps for the interchange of traffic on the two highways. Embankments built with the ash will be covered with earth before the new roadway is constructed.
 BG&E began supplying ash for the project on Nov. 22 and will complete delivery of 100,000 tons in the first half of 1994. Delmarva Power and Light, which supplies electricity to the Eastern Shore, is also providing ash to the site. The entire project is due for completion and the new interchange opened in November 1994.
 Using ash as fill material will decrease the cost of the project while extending the life of BG&E's Brandon Woods site, where the ash is currently being used as structural fill for the construction of a light industrial park known as the Brandon Woods Business Park.
 BG&E is seeking additional opportunities for marketing fly ash in order to reduce the cost of ash management and further extend the life of its fill sites.
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 /CONTACT: Arthur J. Slusark, director of public information of Baltimore Gas and Electric, 410-234-7433/
 (BGE)


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