Former Army missile plant has polluted a Burlington NC neighborhood for more than 30 years
Source: https://www.thetimesnews.com/, September 20, 2021
By: Lisa Sorg
Tattooed in ivy, bound in chain-link fence, Building 16 casts an ominous three-story shadow over several homes along Hilton Road. The window blinds are torn, as if it were sleeping with one eye open.
This relic of the Cold War is among two dozen buildings sprawled across the 22-acre Tarheel Army Missile Plant in East Burlington. Here, in the 1950s and ’60s, Western Electric conducted top-secret research on behalf of the military. Read more.