|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:57:24 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] CHEMWEAPONS, FORMER SITES: Spring Valley, DC "munitions cleanup paused after workers hospitalized"|
Glenbrook Road munitions cleanup paused after workers hospitalized By Brady Holt Northwest Current (DC) August 16, 2017 Workers cleaning up a contaminated Spring Valley property were hospitalized last Wednesday after suffering symptoms of possible chemical exposure, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which is overseeing the cleanup effort. In response to the Aug. 9 incident, the Army has suspended excavation at the 4825 Glenbrook Road NW property and is now reviewing its next steps. The most recent hazard was limited to the closed-off work area and posed no risk to nearby residents or the American University campus, Army officials said. The Army Corps has been cleaning up the Spring Valley neighborhood since 1993, when it became clear that the area had been contaminated by World War I-era chemical munitions testing conducted by the U.S. Army at American University. The property at 4825 Glenbrook is perhaps the neighborhood’s most notorious, and the Army tore down the home in 2012 to fully investigate the site and remove its soil down to bedrock. … For the entire article, see https://currentnewspapers.com/glenbrook-road-munitions-cleanup-paused-after-workers-hospitalized/ -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center P.O. Box 998, Mountain View, CA 94042 Voice/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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