2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 7 Aug 2005 20:42:45 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Homes and UXO at former Camp Wheeler (GA)
Buried ordnance has residents wondering if their yards hold hidden danger

By S. Heather Duncan 
August 7, 2005

When Jackie Clark bought land in Twiggs County in 1979, she says, the
owner didn't tell her there might be artillery explosives under her house.

Although she later heard an infantry training camp had once been located
nearby, she still didn't think the metal objects she found in her yard
were anything but lawn-mower parts.

Clark learned five years ago that they were pieces of mortar shells left
from Camp Wheeler, where military training occurred in World War II. She
obtained a 1949 map showing the Army had put deed restrictions on much
of the land that is now her neighborhood, forbidding any digging because
so much live ordnance remained.


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
c/o PSC, 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
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