|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Fri, 19 Aug 2011 14:58:31 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] CHEMWEAPONS, FORMER SITES: Spring Valley (DC) home to be razed|
Chemical munitions still plague DC neighborhood By Patricia Kime Army Times August 19, 2011The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wants to tear down a $3.4 million home in northwest Washington, D.C., because it was built on a disposal pit for the Army’s World War I-era chemical weapons manufacturing plant.
Excavations at the house since 2000 have uncovered smoking canisters of arsenic trichloride, liquid mustard, munitions and hardware related to the Army's chemical warfare program, which operated at nearby American University from 1917 to 1918.
The recommendation to raze the home is another chapter in the Corps of Engineers' ongoing effort to clean up Spring Valley, the affluent neighborhood located next to AU.
"The preferred remedy will be the removal of the home," said USACE project manager Brenda Barber. "It has the potential to be returned to a residential lot" after 12 to 18 months of cleanup, she said.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.armytimes.com/news/2011/08/military-chemical-munitions- plague-washington-neighborhood-081911w/
-- 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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