2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 23 Jun 2005 22:19:34 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Nerve gas rocket fires
Report says cause of nerve gas rocket fires inconclusive

The Associated Press/Oregon Live
June 22, 2005

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A review seeking the reason for fires in nerve gas
rockets being cut up for incineration in Oregon and Arkansas found no
definite root cause, Department of Energy researchers said in a report.

The report, by Sandia National Laboratories, said wear on blades used to
cut the rockets or contamination may have been a factor.

Fires broke out at the U.S. Army's Umatilla Weapons Depot near Hermiston
on April 7, April 23 and May 18 as M55 rockets containing the sarin GB
nerve agent were being cut up for incineration.


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