Alabama
4:06 pm
Thu September 2, 2004

Chemical Agent Discovered at Former Fort McClellan Site

Fort McClellan, AL – Employees of an Army contractor have discovered a small container of liquid believed to be pre-World War Two chemical agent at a former chemical weapons training site. The Army says the workers were handling decontamination work and digging up soil at the former Fort McClellan military site Monday when they found the apparent agent in a container that looked like a glass test tube. This was the second such discovery since December at the site. Army Corps of Engineers spokesman E- Patrick Robbins says the container was not broken or leaking. He also says that air monitors did not detect an agent release in the area. Army technicians will still evaluate the liquid.