Ft Detrick searches for institutional knowledge

The Army Corps of Engineers says the community needs to be involved in the Ft. Detrick restoration program. It has awarded a contract to One Stop Environmental to conduct community interviews and find out whether activities at Ft. Detrick might’ve led to environmental contamination. A 2006 report to the Department of Defense reveals that Fort Detrick played a primary role in developing herbicides for military operations. It shows that herbicides, including Agent Orange, were formulated and tested at Ft. Detrick. In a press release, the Army Corps of Engineers says One Stop Environmental will conduct community member interviews starting early next month, through mid December. For more information, see detrickcommunity.com or call 888.203.2912, to sign-up for an interview no later than December 15, 2010.

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