Redstone confirms chaff cause of radar reflectivity

Redstone confirms chaff cause of radar reflectivity

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Fiberglass chaff found on Zierdt Road (Source: UAH) Fiberglass chaff found on Zierdt Road (Source: UAH)
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HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

The Redstone Arsenal confirmed chaff is what caused an unusual radar pattern on Tuesday.

Arsenal officials identified the material as RR-188, something commonly used.

They say it was dropped from an aircraft but lingered in the air longer than normal.

The arsenal said there are no known environmental effects of RR-188.

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