January 26, 2015
Sierra Army Depot north of Reno has withdrawn an application seeking to resume open burning and detonation of munitions.
Army officials say the decision was based on a legal review and
Downwind residents and the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe sued the government in 2000 in an attempt to stop the burning because of toxic smoke.
Under a settlement, the Army pledged to explode only unstable munitions in an emergency. Officials say the depot is trying to reduce stockpiles of obsolete weapons.
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