2003 CPEO Military List Archive

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Date: 6 May 2003 20:02:30 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Army ammo buildings to be burned
Army ammo buildings to be burned
Last Updated: May 5, 2003

As many as 100 buildings at the Badger Army Ammunition plant near
Baraboo will be burned down because of high levels of explosive
contamination, the state said Monday.

In a decontamination plan recently approved by the Department of Natural
Resources, the agency determined the only way to demolish the buildings
was by carefully burning them.

The Army is decommissioning all 1,400 buildings on the 7,300-acre
property in Sauk County. Most buildings will be torn down, but experts
say as many as 100 have such high levels of explosive contaminants that
the only way to take care of them is through burning.

Those buildings are contaminated with nitrocellulose, a fine powder, and
liquid nitroglycerin, which were produced at the plant and used to make
ammunition. Both chemicals are highly explosive and can spontaneously
ignite, posing danger to work crews, the DNR said.

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