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D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton says the government must pursue the health implications of a mustard agent recently discovered in the Spring Valley neighborhood in Northwest D.C.

The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers led Eleanor Holmes Norton on a tour of sites in the neighborhood, where the chemical agent was found.The tour ended at a property, owned by American University, on Glenbrook Road.

Norton says there's no proof that health problems reported by residents are tied to the chemical, but she urges the investigation to continue."The army simply has to remain until its all gone, let me tell you something, they're going to have to be monitoring the site forever," Norton says.

The U.S. Army says that four of the wells set up to test ground water in the area have levels of perchlorate, a chemical used to make explosives. The army says the levels exceed the Environmental Protection Agency standards.

Kate Sheehy reports...

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