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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has a new commander at its Huntington District.
The home built on top of a World War I munitions site has been torn down. On Monday, the Army Corps of Engineers starts removing the home's foundation, with the "high probability" of finding remnants of chemical agents. Full story.
Residents in Spring Valley, the neighborhood built on a World War I chemical weapons testing and dumping site, are healthier than the nation overall, according to a new report by the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.
WTOP has learned the furlough of government workers will mean a delay in the toxic cleanup at Spring Valley near American University.
A crane has arrived at American University-owned property to set up the heavy equipment needed to excavate contaminated soil and any laboratory debris left from a World War I chemical agent and munitions test site.
An Army Corps of Engineers master plan to restore native oyster populations in the Chesapeake Bay, the nation's largest estuary, would establish sanctuaries in Maryland and Virginia.
The home at 4825 Glenbrook Rd. in Spring Valley was built atop the former American University Experiment Station, where the United States Army researched and tested chemical agents and weapons. Over the next two weeks, the brick home will be leveled to the ground.
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