2011 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2011 20:09:26 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] CHEMWEAPONS, FORMER SITES: Spring Valley (DC) house to be demolished
Army Cleanup Will Wind Up Demolishing House on Glenbrook Road

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is recommending tearing down a Spring Valley home to identify and remove World War I-era munitions and chemicals feared to be buried beneath it. Since 2000, the Army Corps has removed more than 500 munitions items, 400 pounds of laboratory glassware and more than 100 tons of soil contaminated with arsenic and other hazardous substances from 4825 Glenbrook Road, officials said ... In 1918, 4825 Glenbrook Road was a dumpsite for chemical and explosive munitions and related debris; officials believe a pit was disturbed when the home was built, scattering that material throughout the property. The Army is now proposing to clean up whatever it finds beneath the home to a depth of 12 feet, spending an estimated $12.5 million to restore the site to residential standards.


For the the Northwest Current article, see
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-JLSJ_-Mkiac/TkbuznxPFuI/AAAAAAAALS0/ i7Lvajp0HX8/s1600/SvCurrTeardownGlnbrk%25288-10-11%2529.jpg


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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