2003 CPEO Military List Archive

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Date: 1 Jul 2003 15:51:35 -0000
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Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Army to start excavating former Delta dump site.
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Army to start excavating former Delta dump site.
June 30, 2003

FAIRBANKS (AP)  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to spend nearly
$500,000 excavate a former military garbage dump site near Delta

The dump of a formerly used defense site near Fort Greely was used
during the 1950s and '60s and could contain anything from household
waste to more toxic substances from the era.

The work is to start in mid-July. It is unlikely that any leftover
chemical or biological test equipment will be found in the dump since it
appears to contain mostly household waste, said Shah Alam, corps project

The Department of Environmental Conservation wants to be sure, said Greg
Light, a military environmental specialist with the department.

''We're extra concerned about the dump because of past practices
there,'' Light said.

Last year, the Department of Defense confirmed that the military, under
a program called Project 112, sprayed nerve gas on Fort Greely land
through which troops were transported.

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