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FORT HOOD, Texas -- Fort Hood officials will demolish an obsolete military radio tower in Topsey, Texas, using explosives on Jan. 9.

The 100-foot tower, built in the 1940s, is located on the T.W. Whatley Jr. estate and the estate administrator requested the removal.

Engineers from the 36th Engineer Brigade will bring down the tower with approximately five pounds of explosives, then cut up and dispose of the tower by recycling all materials through Fort Hood recycling facilities.

The project has been coordinated with Coryell County Law Enforcement and ONCOR Power Company.

There is no danger to the public and adjacent property owners have been informed of the tower removal.

For more information contact:
Fort Hood Public Affairs Office
Media Relations
(254) 286-5139
1001 761st Tank Battalion Ave
Suite W105
Fort Hood, TX 76544
query@forthoodpresscenter.com


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Date Taken:01.07.2013

Date Posted:01.07.2013 09:27

Location:FORT HOOD, TX, USGlobe

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