CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The U.S. Army has determined there are no major obstacles to turning over about 1,450 acres of Letterkenny Army Depot for civilian use.
"There are contingencies, of course. There will probably be use restriction covenants on the deed," depot spokesman Alan Loessy said Tuesday.
Built in the early days of World War II, Letterkenny has polluted the soil and groundwater with solvents and other chemicals used in industrial processes over the decades.
The environmental assessment found no significant impact on the reuse of the land that will eventually be deeded over to the Letterkenny Industrial Development Authority, according to a Department of the Army memorandum sent to the depot.