PULASKI CO., Va. (WDBJ7) Two U.S. Congressmen are confident upgrades at the Radford Army Ammunition Plant will lower the plant’s impact on the environment.
It was a tour to get updates on the progress made at the Radford Army Ammunition Plant. Congressmen Morgan Griffith from southwest Virginia and Rob Wittman from eastern Virginia also learned more on the footprint the arsenal has on the environment and the controversial open burning of waste area environmentalists call hazardous.
“I wish they could, in some instances, not have to do open burns but that’s part of what has to happen. That’s one of those areas that has to be an opportunity there for them,” Wittman said.
In April, Radford Army Ammunition Plant leaders announced plans to build a seven million dollar incinerator that would handle most waste that’s burned outside at the plant.
Lieutenant Colonel Alicia Masson says those plans are moving forward.