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SEARCH ON AT DEPOT FOR CONTAMINANTS

Workers began sifting soil at Defense Depot Ogden Wednesday, searching for stray vials of mustard gas and other chemical agents left behind after World War II.

The work will include excavation of any contaminated soil, which would be transported to the western desert for disposal at a hazardous-waste landfill.In 1988, the Army removed 110 intact vials of mustard gas and phosgene from the area. Left behind, however, was soil contaminated by chemicals that leaked out of broken containers.