Spring Valley Munitions List To Be Revealed

Chemical agent mustard found in August

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    Do you know what's lurking in your backyard? That's what residents of the Spring Valley neighborhood have wanted to know for years, and they're finally going to get their wish.

    Whether they like what they see is another story...

    The Army has lifted a security order concealing a list of World War I-era munitions uncovered in the D.C. neighborhood.

    At a community meeting Tuesday, officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said the list of recovered munitions would be made public next month.

    D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton brought officials to update residents on the cleanup of chemical munitions from an American University experiment station during World War I.

    Col. David Anderson, commander of the Army Corps' Baltimore district, said they are still concerned about security but want to be more transparent.

    He said workers are rebuilding protective structures at a vacant home behind the university where the chemical agent mustard was uncovered in August. Work will resume there in November.

    To learn more about the Spring Valley project and to see maps of the area, click here.