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Alaska Corps earns award.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Alaska District received the Secretary of the Army Award for Environmental Restoration. The Alaska District's Formerly Used Defense Sites program received the highest honor in the field of environmental science and sustainability given by the Army for investigation of formerly used military sites on Tanaga and Ogliuga Islands in the Aleutian Islands. The uninhabited islands are 65 miles southwest of Adak and 1,350 miles southwest of Anchorage.

Alaska District employees searched for environmental contaminants, unexploded ordnance and buried munitions dating back to World War II. Workers, including the Corps' contractor, overcame challenges on the project, including walking miles on uneven terrain and using many transportation modes, from barge to helicopter.

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Title Annotation:Inside Alaska Business; Army Corps of Engineers Alaska District
Comment:Alaska Corps earns award.(Inside Alaska Business)(Army Corps of Engineers Alaska District)
Author:Pounds, Nancy
Publication:Alaska Business Monthly
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1U9AK
Date:Oct 1, 2010
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