Demolition efforts are underway at the Radford Army Ammunition Plant in an effort to reduce the square footage.
According to the Joint Munitions Command, three separate demolition efforts were completed. The project will reduce energy consumption and remove possible environmental and safety concerns.
“The three efforts combined to demolish 148 buildings, barricades and ancillary buildings for a total of 156,507 square feet, reducing the total square footage of the installation by approximately 4 percent,” a spokesman for the Joint Munitions Command posted Monday.
The Radford Army Ammunition plant said they will continue reducing their infrastructure with reliable and consistent funding from Congress.
The scrap metal from the demolitions will be sold or recycled.