2003 CPEO Military List Archive

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Date: 4 Feb 2003 16:13:12 -0000
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Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Washington Arsenic Cleanup Progressing
Washington, D.C.
Washington Arsenic Cleanup Progressing
Associated Press Writer

The Army Corps of Engineers has removed more than 10,000 tons of
arsenic-contaminated soil from the grounds of American University and
nearby homes, officials said Monday.

The neighborhood, about four miles northwest of the White House, it was
used for chemical weapons testing during World War I. Those involved in
the cleanup briefed the mayor's advisory panel on their progress Monday.

The corps said it has safely removed more than 425 munitions and bottles
containing chemicals.

"All known arsenic over 150 parts per million should be out of the
neighborhood by the into the summer," said Gary Schilling, the corps'
project manager.

Schilling said the Korean ambassador's residence, where crews found
rounds containing arsine gas, has been decontaminated and restored.

The full project is expected to take six to 10 years, with 120
properties still slated for cleanup.

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