2017 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2017 17:10:07 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] CHEM WEAPONS, FORMER SITES: Cleanup of American University property, Spring Valley, DC
What we know about the ongoing cleanup projects on AU property
Army Corps of Engineers has paused work while investigating chemical exposure incident

By Nazli Togrul |
American University Eagle (DC)
October 25, 2017

When the Army Corps of Engineers first closed the Intramural Field for  arsenic testing in March 2001, American University could not have anticipated it would still be grappling with cleanup projects over 16 years later.

Now, the work being done on 4825 Glenbrook Road has been paused until investigators know why workers digging on the site showed signs of chemical exposure in August. The substance was undetected by the Army’s air quality monitoring systems, and five workers were forced to stop working and taken to the hospital as a precaution.

“While our teams were digging, some of them exhibited symptoms of potential exposure, including eye irritation and other minor symptoms,” said Christopher Gardner, a communications official at the Baltimore District of the Army Corps of Engineers (ACE).


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