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Cleaning up after the Army, again

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Dirty dirt

Lead-contaminated soil lies beneath plastic tarps at a site along Bains Gap Road marked by orange signs warning of poison.

Here’s a legitimate question: Will we ever be rid of all the military refuse and pollution the U.S. Army left behind when it mothballed Fort McClellan?

Today, that question is unanswerable. Thousands of acres of land, both on McClellan proper and in the adjacent woodlands, are too vast to give a definitive response.