TALLEVAST, Fla. (AP) -- Lockheed Martin Corp. plans to dismantle the buildings at a former weapons manufacturing plant in Manatee County that had been criticized for having a vast plume of groundwater pollution.
Lockheed will have experts at an open house next week to explain to residents how the buildings at the former American Beryllium Co. will be dismantled and how the contaminated soil beneath them removed.
Lockheed says the demoliton will begin next month at the former plant in Tallevast, about 38 miles south of Tampa.
Lockheed has maintained that the plume posed no health rish to residents. The company was to begin cleanup after a state investigation in 2007.
But one advocacy group says residents still have their concerns.