: News

Filed Under:

Delegate Norton Says Cleanup In Spring Valley Will Continue Soon

Play associated audio

D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton says work uncovering buried munitions in Spring Valley will begin again soon and will continue until clean up is complete. This comes after trace amounts of the chemical agent mustard was recently discovered in the District.

Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton met with the head of the Army Corps of Engineers about the small quantity of mustard agent discovered in a glass flask in northwest D.C., near American University. She says it was found buried about two feet, was not in a heated or vaporous condition and there was no threat to public health.

Workers at the site didn't show any symptoms. During World War I, mustard gas was used to cause blisters, temporary blindness and breathing problems. It could be fatal in high doses.

Kavitha Cardoza reports...

NPR

Bill Cunningham, Iconic 'New York Times' Photographer, Dies At 87

Cunningham worked at the Times for almost 40 years, capturing the fashion trends of the day with a timeless eye.
NPR

With A Zap, Scientists Create Low-Fat Chocolate

Scientists say they've figured out how to reduce the fat in milk chocolate by running it through an electric field. The result is healthier, but is it tastier?
NPR

Tracing The 43-Year History Of The U.K. In The European Union

The U.K. joined the European Union in 1973, hoping to gain from the booming economies on the continent. Historian Timothy Garton Ash explains the reasons why, and how the relationship soured.
NPR

President Obama Acknowledges 'Brexit' To Silicon Valley Crowd

President Obama delivered a speech Friday at Stanford University, and remarked on the Brexit vote in front of a crowd of young, tech-forward, pro-globalization attendees from 170 countries.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.