Due to the President's Day holiday and the weather, the crews were only able to conduct high probability excavation work on Wednesday and Thursday this week. No American University Experiment Station-related debris was recovered this week, and there were no detections of chemical agents or industrial compounds in the air monitors.
Last weekend, crews continued to install new fencing at the site (see attached photos). However, some of the privacy screen along Glenbrook Road arrived damaged and will be replaced when new panels can be installed.
Additionally, we have received the final assessment of the closed cavity 75mm round. The assessment indicates that the probable fill is water not Chemical Warfare Materiel. Local disposal of the item has been recommended. The item will continue to be properly stored until disposal can be completed.
We remain on schedule despite the recent weather and quantity of the finds. We have built these situations into the current schedule. As a reminder, we anticipate finishing the high probability excavation work in the winter of 2016/2017. After completing high probability, we will start the remaining low probability excavation, which is scheduled to finish in spring 2017. Site restoration will take place from spring 2017 through summer 2017.
Safety continues to be our number one priority at the site. Throughout every phase of the project, all necessary precautions are taken to ensure the safety of the site workers, the residents of the community, and those driving by.
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