A building formerly used to store and mix dangerous pesticides at Fort Benning poses no measurable health risk to anyone working inside the structure, a post official said today.
Building 267 on 10th Mountain Division Road was used until 1990 by the Entomology Division of the Directorate of Public Works before work was shifted to a building facility. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking proposals on a study to clean up the site containing levels of chlordane and DDT, products used by farmers and homeowners to control unwanted insects or pests.
Elsie Jackson, a post public affairs spokesman, said the study will determine how a small amount of contaminated soil on which the building sits may be removed.
“If you are working in that building, you are not exposed because the concrete slab is between you and the contaminated soil,” she said.
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The closing date to receive proposals is noon Friday.