McClellan Development Authority Big Bang
Distinguished guests and dignitaries joined together today to witness the McClellan Development Authority celebrate the successful conclusion of an ordinance clean-up program with a “Big Bang”. "The Final Big Bang" at McClellan symbolizes the successful conclusion of an 11 year effort to clean up Unexploded Ordnance on more than 2,000 acres of the former Fort McClellan. Anniston Mayor Vaughn Stewart and former Anniston Mayor Chip Howell say the city is now looking toward development and the disposal of the area's chemical weapons is helping to put an end to a major issue. The M-D-A cleanup team found more than 387,000 anomalies that required excavation. They now move into the next phase of environmental activities.