- Associated Press - Monday, March 7, 2016

RADFORD, Va. (AP) - Radford Army Ammunition Plant officials say several changes are planned at the facility related to environmental issues.

The Roanoke Times reports (https://bit.ly/21VqUrS ) the plant’s commander Lt. Col. Alicia Masson said last week that drone-based air quality tests and a new, enclosed incinerator are on the way.

Masson also says the replacement of the arsenal’s coal-fired power plant will be finished within a year.

She says the changes are part of an effort to make the arsenal more responsive to public concerns. The plant’s environmental record has come under increasing scrutiny from residents and local governments in recent years.

Masson says the plant takes its responsibility to the environment and the public seriously.

The site, which is owned by the U.S. Army and operated by BAE Systems, employs about 2,700 workers.

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