2012 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2012 14:58:28 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] CHEMWEAPONS, FORMER SITES: Spring Valley (DC) house demolished
Demolition of house begins at former chemical weapons site in D.C.

By Rachel S. Karas
Washington Post
November 30, 2012

The Army Corps of Engineers on Thursday began to demolish a stately brick home in the District’s Spring Valley neighborhood that might sit atop a cache of World War I-era chemical munitions that has included mustard gas and arsenic.

Army officials hope to determine whether any chemical agents or munitions remain at the vacant property, which was used for researching and testing chemical agents, equipment and munitions from 1917 to 1920.

A pit near the house’s back porch is expected to hold contaminated soil, glass and other debris, and munitions, said Dan Noble, a project manager. The site is in the 4800 block of Glenbrook Road NW.


For the entire article, see
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/house-coming-down-on-former- chemical-weapons-site-in-dc/2012/11/29/f7a28fbe-3a71-11e2- b01f-5f55b193f58f_story.html


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