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Navy still cleaning up airfield, 16 years later

It’s a dirty job, and the Navy has to do it.

The task: cleaning up the former home of the South Weymouth Naval Air Station, a property with a history dating back to World War II. In the 1940s, blimps that silently patrolled the US coast were housed in giant hangars at the air base. Later, modern jets roared down its paved runways.

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