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Enviro-Mich message from John Gear <jmgear@acd.net>
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ARMY DUMPED MILLIONS OF POUNDS OF NERVE GAS, CHEMICALS AND RADIO
ACTIVE WASTE INTO OCEAN

JOHN BULL, MORNING CALL, ALLENTOWN PA - The Army now admits in reports
never before released that it secretly dumped 64 million pounds of
nerve and mustard gas agent into the sea, along with 400,000
chemical-filled bombs, land mines and rockets and more than 500 tons
of radioactive waste either tossed overboard or packed into the holds
of scuttled vessels.

A Daily Press investigation also found: These weapons of mass
destruction virtually ring the country, concealed off the coasts of at
least 11 states: six on the East Coast, including New Jersey and
Maryland, two on the Gulf Coast, and in California, Hawaii and Alaska.
Few, if any, state officials have been informed of their existence.
The chemical agents could pose a hazard for generations. The Army has
examined only a few of its 26 dump zones, and none in 30 years. The
Army can't say exactly where all the weapons were dumped from World
War II to 1970. Army records are sketchy, missing or were destroyed.
More dump sites probably exist. The Army hasn't reviewed records from
the World War I era, when ocean dumping of chemical weapons was common.

http://www.mcall.com/news/local/all-a1_5dumpoct30,0,986529.story




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