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DEFENSE COMMUNITIES 360

Soil Cleanup Continues at Ft. Monroe

  • February 6, 2012
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The Army Corps of Engineers is addressing soil contamination at more than a dozen sites at the former Fort Monroe in Hampton, Va., reports the Daily Press.

The installation’s cleanup is estimated to cost between $60 million and $70 million. Contaminants include metals, mercury, petroleum and other chemicals.

The Fort Monroe Authority also is working with the National Park Service to install signs warning residents about ordnance, according to the story. Authority officials believe erosion could uncover artifacts even though the 570-acre property has been examined for buried metals and munitions.

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