|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Tue, 19 Apr 2011 11:03:48 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] CHEMWEAPONS, FORMER SITES: Spring Valley, DC|
Chemical remnants of war scattered across campus, Spring Valley
By Sylvia Carignan American University Eagle (DC) April 18, 2011This is the final story of a seven-part series investigating World War I-era chemical weapons and equipment buried under AU's campus and in the Spring Valley neighborhood.
In a photograph dated 1918, a World War I Army sergeant stands over a row of ceramic jugs and wooden barrels, lined up near a gaping hole in the ground.
"The bottles are full of mustard, to be destroyed here. In Death Valley. The hole called Hades," the back of the photo reads.
The chemical burial pit known as "Hades" is approximately located at the now AU-owned 4825 Glenbrook Rd., and the Army Corps' investigation has removed hundreds of munitions and chemical containers from this pit.
Though there were several pits, the sergeant called this one "the most feared and respected place on the grounds."
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.theeagleonline.com/news/story/chemical-remnants-of- scattered-across-campus-spring-valley-neighborhood/
For the accompanying editorial, seehttp://www.theeagleonline.com/opinion/story/staff-editorial-becoming- aware-of-the-toxic-chemicals-in-our-own-backyard/
-- 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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