In Fort Ord, blooming comes after burning

The Salinas Californian/Scott MacDonald

FORMER FORT ORD — A military tank sits rusting at a crossroad, along with random scraps of metal riddled with holes caused by high-powered guns and explosives.

“Half a million pounds so far,” said Lyle Shurtleff, environmental scientist with the Department of the Army, totaling up the collection of metals.

“We’ll probably pick up a million pounds by the time we’re done,” he added, looking over a picturesque piece of land — covering hundreds of acres — on the former Fort Ord. (MORE)

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