|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Tue, 6 Oct 2009 16:27:38 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] CHEMWEAPONS, FUDS: Dalecarlia Woods, Spring Valley, DC|
Search for WWI Munitions Moves to Dalecarlia Woods Town Hall Set This Week on Spring Valley Cleanup By Michael E. Ruane Washington Post October 6, 2009The biggest mortars were fired from the concrete gun emplacement that still sits in the underbrush beside the driveway of Robert Herzstein's elegant home near American University in Northwest Washington.
Smaller rounds would fly over what is now Woodway Lane and go as far as Sedgwick Street. The four-inch mortars could reach as far as the future Tilden Street. And the fat eight-inch Livens shells, whose firing tubes were steadied in the concrete, could loft across what would become Dalecarlia Parkway into the woods beyond.
That flight path is what brought geophysicists Ryan Coolbaugh and Lynelle Brode and their weird red metal detector there one day last week in the ongoing quest for buried World War I munitions.
Coolbaugh and Brode are part of the latest chapter in the 16-year, $170 million search for lost chemical weapons in the city's well-to-do Spring Valley neighborhood.
... For the entire article, see http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/10/05/AR2009100501811.html -- 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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