Pine Bluff Arsenal to get $25M from stimulus

Associated Press – March 27, 2009 8:04 AM ET

WHITE HALL, Ark. (AP) – The Pine Bluff Arsenal expects to receive $25 million from the federal economic stimulus package.

Larry Wright, Pine Bluff Arsenal civilian executive assistant, says that money will figure into $116.3 million worth of improvements planned for the base in White Hall. Wright told the Pine Bluff Rotary club on Thursday that the stimulus money will help remove asbestos, repair roofs and modernize its manufacturing operations.

The Pine Bluff Arsenal, a 13,000-acre base near Little Rock that once housed some of the Army’s deadliest chemical and biological weapons, is the only plant in North America that manufactures white phosphorus rounds.

Information from: Pine Bluff Commercial, http://www.pbcommercial.com

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