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Corps Huntington District gets new commander

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has a new commander at its Huntington District.

Saturday - 10/12/2013, 10:19am EDT

Tags: Huntington, West Virginia, Army Corps of Engineers

Critical stage of WWI munitions cleanup starts Monday (Photos)

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.

Monday - 09/23/2013, 09:37am EDT

Tags: Spring Valley, Army Corps of Engineers, Brenda Barber, Glenbrook Rd NW, American University Experiment Station, cleanup, World War I, Neal Augenstein

Study: Neighborhood atop WWI munitions dump healthy

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.

Thursday - 08/01/2013, 02:47pm EDT

Tags: American University Experiment Station, Spring Valley, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Army Corps of Engineers, World War I, environment, Neal Augenstein

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Federal furloughs to delay cleanup at WWI munitions site

WTOP has learned the furlough of government workers will mean a delay in the toxic cleanup at Spring Valley near American University.

Monday - 06/17/2013, 11:16am EDT

Tags: Army Corps of Engineers, Neal Augenstein, Spring Valley, munitions, American University

Crane arrives, cleanup to begin at WWI munitions test site

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.

Wednesday - 05/29/2013, 04:30pm EDT

Tags: 4825 Glenbrook Road, Army Corps of Engineers, American University Experiment Station, World War I, American University

Oyster restoration plan targets 2 dozen Chesapeake Bay tributaries

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.

Thursday - 02/07/2013, 11:52am EST

Tags: Dick Uliano, Chesapeake Bay, Oysters, oyster restoration, Army Corps of Engineers, Eastern Shore

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Army demolishes American University house at toxic WWI site

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.

Monday - 12/03/2012, 10:09am EST

Tags: American University, Army Corps of Engineers, Neil Augenstein

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