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|Date:||6 Feb 2002 22:25:28 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] X-ray device may speed up cleanup|
X-ray device may speed up cleanup Base officials want gadget that detects dangerous ordnance By KEVIN DENNEHY Jan. 17 - CAMP EDWARDS - Now that they're looking for them, National Guard contractors are finding literally thousands of pieces of ordnance buried in the old target ranges on Camp Edwards Many have been found in batches at the bottom of burial pits, several feet beneath the ground's surface, while others sit on the surface, unexploded duds from another era. And as far as the most seasoned explosives expert can tell, any one of them can be potentially deadly. So, if the ordnance is safe to move, explosives technicians move the pieces to a storage building, until they have the time and resources to blow the ordnance up in an environmentally-friendly chamber. Those running the Camp Edwards artillery cleanup hope they've found a technology that will make the process quicker and cheaper. The complete article can be viewed at: http://www.msnbc.com/local/cct/m138077.asp Visit MSNBC.com at http://www.msnbc.com
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