|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Fri, 11 Sep 2009 21:59:25 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] CHEMWEAPONS, FUDS: Spring Valley (DC) trenching|
Corps starts new digs on AU campus By Christopher Cottrell American University Eagle (DC) September 9, 2009Trench investigations for dangerous materials are scheduled to start next week at three locations within AU, in order to investigate the whereabouts of chemicals from World War I, the project manager of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers military response program said during a meeting of the Spring Valley Restoration Advisory Board Tuesday, Sept. 8.
The Corps determined the location of these "ground scars" using aerial photographs from 1922. The Corps hopes to establish whether or not the disturbances came from the disposal of chemical munitions or laboratory glassware during World War I. In 1917, the Bureau of Mines and the Army's Chemical Warfare Service developed and tested approximately 600 gases at AU they intended to use overseas, The Eagle previously reported.
"We're going to dig into those ground disturbances and see if there is anything there related to the [AU Experiment Station]," Project Manager Todd Beckwith said.
... For the entire article, see http://www.theeagleonline.com/news/story/corps-starts-new-digs-on-au-campus -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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