34 workers tested for lead exposure at Robins AFB

WARNER ROBINS (AP) -- Officials at a central Georgia military distribution center say blood tests for lead exposure on about half of the 34 civilians who work there have been normal, and that 18 test results are pending.

The Defense Logistics Agency at Robins Air Force Base reported the results in a statement this week.

The testing is being done following recent findings from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration findings related to lead contamination concerns and working conditions at the facility.

The Defense Logistics Agency says plans are being developed for cleanup of Building 1602 at the base, and DLA personnel are working with the base to use a contractor who does that type of work.

DLA distributes supplies to all branches of the military.