PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) -- Army officials at Pine Bluff Arsenal announced that they will begin an investigational study of some remote areas of the installation.
The Army's Military Munition Response Program is a national program that is funded by the Pentagon. This year the focus is the Pine Bluff Arsenal.
The $5 million project is focused on the safety of Pine Bluff personal and the enviroment. Crews are working hard to search two fields totaling around thousand acres.
The Arsenal's restoration manager, Mike Stewart says, "We are looking for unexploded ordinances that were left back in World War ll era."
The fields are old testing sites, so crews search with metal detectors marking every spot that sets off the detector.
Commander David L. Musgrave says the main thing they are looking for is old tractor rockets that were dropped from airplanes.
This is the first of three phases, the first phase is estimated to last a year.