Patch of contaminated soil found at R.M. Arsenal |

Patch of contaminated soil found at R.M. Arsenal

DENVER ” Workers at Rocky Mountain Arsenal have found an area of contaminated soil in a section of the property once used to dispose of hazardous waste.

The arsenal’s project manager said Wednesday the discovery was made in late June in Basin F.

It’s an area where byproducts from the production of pesticides and chemical weapons were disposed.

The area is about a mile away from where another area of contaminated soil was discovered last fall.

Waste was previously removed from Basin F and workers were installing a cover over it when the new contamination was discovered.

The cover is aimed at preventing any residual waste from being carried down into groundwater by rain and snow.

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