Jan 23, 2008

Digging Resumes at Munitions Pit 3

After the MARB results determined that the munition of concern is an explosively configured 75 mm chemical projectile with an arsine fill, the Corps submitted a Chemical Safety Submission amendment to the Department of Defense Explosive Safety Board. The Board approved the amendment on January 18. The amendment requires the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to place an air filtration unit on the Interim Holding Facility ...
USACE News Release
Spring Valley FUDS
January 3, 2008

Interim Holding Facility (IHF)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is storing World War I chemical weapons excavated from the nearby Spring Valley community inside this tent-like structure with the long air filtration unit. Contaminated soil is stored inside the blue barrels. This land is just north of Sibley Hospital and on the east side of Dalecarlia Reservoir. Dalecarlia Parkway is visible 310 feet away through the trees in back.

Aerial View of Property Around Interim Holding Facility

U.S. government property surrounding Dalecarlia Reservoir where the Army Corps of Engineers is keeping chemical weapons that are unearthed from munitions "Pit 3" in the Spring Valley neighborhood one mile east of the four-lane parkway.
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Jan 14, 2008

Kojo Nnamdi Show ~ WAMU 88.5 FM

"One of the challenges certainly is that we don't know all the areas where munitions were buried. We've done extensive searching into the records, but it was kind of 'out of sight, out of mind' back then [in 1918] ..."
Ed Hughes, Program Manager
Army Corps of Engineers
Spring Valley FUDS Cleanup

Jan 8, 2008

Melanie Alnwick Reports ~ FOX 5

"Three weeks into the dig, ordnance experts found a unique shell that wasn't planned for and stopped all work ..."
Melanie Alnwick

Fox 5 News
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