|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Wed, 19 Aug 2009 23:19:54 -0700 (PDT)|
|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, 2009Del. 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.
... For the entire article, see http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/08/19/AR2009081902423.html?hpid=sec-metro -- 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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