Army Releases Munitions List From Spring Valley

Tuesday, Dec 1, 2009  |  Updated 6:15 PM EDT
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Army Releases Munitions List From Spring Valley

NBCWashington.com

The front of this Spring Valley home got a facelift courtesy the Army Corps of Engineers.

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released a list of World War I-era munitions uncovered in Washington's Spring Valley neighborhood.

The Spring Valley neighborhood was an American University experiment station during World War I. The list of recovered munitions was made public Monday as part of an approximately 40-page report on cleanup options. It had been previously closed under a security order.

The list includes three different chemicals -- arsine, mustard and lewisite. Arsine is used in the metals refining industries, according to the report; mustard and lewisite are both blistering agents. Also recovered were various projectiles with shrapnel or other contents.

The public has 30 days to comment on the report.
 

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