2009 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2009 23:19:54 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] FUDS, CHEMWEAPONS: Spring Valley, DC - Norton says Corps will keep digging
Norton Tries to Reassure Residents Over Chemical Weapons Cleanup

By Michael E. Ruane
Washington Post
August 20, 2009

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton toured World War I munitions burial sites in Northwest Washington on Wednesday and sought to reassure the public that the Army Corps of Engineers would continue its search for such materials for as long as it takes.

Norton (D-D.C.) was given a status report by the corps, which has been directing the $170 million, 16-year cleanup of the munitions that are buried in scattered sites in the District's Spring Valley neighborhood.

This month, workers were surprised when they found a flask containing residue of the blistering agent mustard buried in the yard of a vacant house in the 4800 block of Glenbrook Road NW. Officials said they had thought cleanup at that site was almost finished.

Work there has been halted but will resume soon, Norton said as she stood across the street Wednesday morning.


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