2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: "Stella Bourassa" <Stellalogic@cfl.rr.com>
Date: 1 Nov 2005 15:55:41 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: Re: [CPEO-MEF] Offshore chemical weapons dumps
Much gratitude to those who found out this 'ugly secret' about the Army but
I know other branches have/do the same.  Ask any Navy personnel what gets
'dumped over the side' of their ships out at sea!

I hope the military will quit denying and avoiding these ugly truths and act
responsible - that is all I believe the public has asked for-honesty,
integrity and 'cleaning up the mess they and the government created.  Am I
wrong?  This is not just about the 'military' but also our government and
it's time they both took responsibility.  It is only logical that as they
'dumped secretly' out in our seas that they have done the same to lands they
practiced on.

To our military and government officials-please quit wasting time and money
arguing about assessments, please quit avoiding these ugly truths and more
so-please quit trying to 'get rid of the lands polluted'.  Keep them and
clean them up and do 'no more harm'.  It took 'how many years' for the
environmental damage to occur?  Take 'at least' that much time, 'suck it up'
and just start cleaning up the mess already.  Enough damage has been done,
there is enough danger to contend with-do not 'pass it on' to those
unlearned and unsuspecting - an ugly truth is always better than a pretty


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Lenny Siegel" <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
To: "Military Environmental Forum" <military@list.cpeo.org>
Sent: Sunday, October 30, 2005 8:43 PM
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Offshore chemical weapons dumps

> SPECIAL REPORT: The Deadliness Below
> Weapons of mass destruction thrown into the sea years ago present danger
> now - and the Army doesn't know where they all are.
> Newport News Daily Press (VA)
> October 30, 2005
> In the summer of 2004, a clam-dredging operation off New Jersey pulled
> up an old artillery shell.
> The long-submerged World War I-era explosive was filled with a black
> tarlike substance.
> Bomb disposal technicians from Dover Air Force Base, Del., were brought
> in to dismantle it. Three of them were injured - one hospitalized with
> large pus-filled blisters on an arm and hand.
> The shell was filled with mustard gas in solid form.
> What was long feared by the few military officials in the know had come
> to pass: Chemical weapons that the Army dumped at sea decades ago
> finally ended up on shore in the United States.
> It's long been known that some chemical weapons went into the ocean, but
> records obtained by the Daily Press show that the previously classified
> weapons-dumping program was far more extensive than ever suspected.
> The Army now admits that it secretly dumped 64 million pounds of nerve
> and mustard agents 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
> ...
> For the entire article, see
> See also
> http://www.dailypress.com/news/dp-02762sy0oct30,0,2788825.story
> -- 
> Lenny Siegel
> Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
> c/o PSC, 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
> Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545
> Fax: 650/961-8918
> <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
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