|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Thu, 15 Oct 2009 16:24:04 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS, FUDS: Camp Wallace, Kingsmill, Virginia|
UPDATE: Army Corps seeks residents' OK to look for old munitions in
By Dan Parsons Newport News Daily Press (VA) October 14, 2009 JAMES CITYJim Smith, a Kingsmill resident, has a shoe box full of ammunition in his garage.
But the small-arms rounds didn't come from a sporting-goods store or a gun show. Smith found them lying around on his property in the Spencer's Grant subdivision, one of four that used to be part of a former Army training camp.
"I was throwing them away, so there's probably a couple hundred more of these in the local dump," he told representatives of the Army Corps of Engineers on Tuesday during an informational meeting for Kingsmill residents concerned about old munitions on their property.
Camp Wallace, built in 1918 as a coastal artillery training facility, was in continuous use by the Department of Defense through World War II, Korea and Vietnam. During that time, the area was used for combat simulations, and the thousands of troops that trained there left some ammunition behind.
... For the entire article, see http://www.dailypress.com/news/dp-local_kmillammo_1015oct15,0,5654559.story -- 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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