Environmental project will clean up WWII munitions sites

Environmental project will clean up WWII munitions sites

A 30-year, $527 million project is under way to remediate 17 suspected chemical warfare burial sites on Redstone Arsenal. These sites date back to the end of World War II, when chemical weapons were drained, burned or blown up, and buried in trenches across Redstone as an effort to demilitarize the Arsenal’s surplus munitions.

“In the 1940s, that was accepted practice,” Jason Watson, manager of the restoration project, said about the demilitarization. “But when the Alabama Department of Environmental Management renewed our permit in 2010, they requested that we investigate and clean those areas up.”

 

Source: Theredstonerocket.com