|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Thu, 28 Feb 2013 23:05:42 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] CHEMWEAPONS, FORMER SITES: "The Toxic Waste Pit Next Door, " Spring Valley, DC|
The Toxic Waste Pit Next DoorNearly 100 years after the Army buried chemical weapons in DC's Spring Valley, it's still finding bombs and lethal chemicals under the homes there. Some residents fear for their children's safety. Others believe the toxins have already made them sick.
By Harry Jaffe Washingtonian (DC) February 28, 2013It was the back yard that sold Christine Dieterich on the yellow brick Cape Cod on Glenbrook Road. She fell in love with the terraced gardens, pictured her children racing around outside and traversing the little bridge across a creek into the woods.
...The Corps has been trying for years to pinpoint the location of a waste pit pictured in a grainy 1918 photograph. Sergeant Charles Maurer, shown standing over the pit, wrote on the back: "The most feared and respected place on the grounds. The bottles are full of mustard, to be destroyed here. In Death Valley. The hole called Hades."
The Corps now believes that it has found "the hole called Hades" - directly across the street from Christine Dieterich's home.
This past November, she watched from her kitchen as Army contractors tore down the three-story brick house at 4825 Glenbrook. The Corps will spend an estimated $12 million to excavate and restore the site. The dig could last into 2014.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.washingtonian.com/articles/people/the-toxic-waste-pit-next- door/index.php
-- 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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