2009 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Apr 2009 09:49:01 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] FUDS, CHEMWEAPONS: Mercury found at American University (DC)
Mercury found on campus

By: Marisa Kendall
American University Eagle (DC)
April 2, 2009

The U.S. Army Corps is currently making plans to remove a small amount of mercury uncovered next to AU's Department of Public Safety building Feb. 19 as part of an ongoing excavation and search for buried chemical weapons on and near the university's main campus.

This excavation also includes a dig that is currently underway in the area around 4835 Glenbrook Road N.W. - the house previously used as AU's official presidential residence - and an adjacent property at 4825 Glenbrook, according to David Taylor, President Neil Kerwin's chief of staff.

AU did not publicize the mercury find to students and faculty members because it did not pose a risk to the campus community, Taylor said.


For the entire article, see


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