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Abstract

There are over 9,000 Formerly Used Defense Sites in the United States. One of these sites, the Pine Castle Jeep Range, was located in what is now east Orlando. As a defense site during World War II, the area was intentionally bombarded with among other things, explosive and chemical bombs. Fifty years later, a population boom drew many to purchase their homes in the same area. This article examines the history of the Pine Castle Jeep Range and the issues resulting from subsequent increase in population. The author hopes this article will provide practical legal and technological advice for other communities dealing with a similar environmental hazard.

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