St. John’s City Councillor Sheilagh O’Leary says that the tender for a cleanup operation at the former Fort Pepperell site in Pleasantville, and believes that work on the site should begin within a few weeks. Fort Pepperrell was a former United States military base which operated from 1941-1960, but the military waste left after the site closed has been an eyesore for area hikers who have become accustomed to the rust-coloured soil. Click here for a picture of early construction of the base in 1941, courtesy Heritage Newfoundland.

Source: VOCM