2004 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 18 Nov 2004 06:57:14 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Former Camp Ellis ordnance
Camp Ellis ordnance is exploded

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers holds meeting to discuss public safety,
remediation plan

The Daily Ledger (Fulton County, IL)
November 17, 2004

TABLE GROVE -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers held a public meeting
Tuesday at VIT Community School to discuss cleanup of World War II-era
military ordnance at the old Camp Ellis area near Bernadotte. All of
that property is now privately owned. About 75 persons attended the

 Two 81-millimeter mortar rounds and two practice land mines have been
found in the area so far. Due to safety concerns of moving such
unexploded ordnance, the items were detonated in place, said Walt Perro,
project manager for the Army Corps. 

 He explained the mortar rounds contained fuses designed to detonate
TNT, while the practice land mines had fuses but no explosive material
such as TNT. The mines had 32-caliber blanks in the bases, so when they
were stepped on or otherwise activated, a puff of smoke would be emitted
as a result.

For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
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