2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 16 Nov 2005 19:37:52 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Chem weapons found off Vancouver Island (BC)
Chemical weapons, believed from WWII, found off West Coast

CBC News (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)
November 14, 2005

The Department of National Defence is releasing a few more details about
the discovery of a stash of old chemical weapons found off the West
Coast earlier this year. 

A Canadian Forces team found the chemicals last June. It's believed the
weapons were dumped at the end of the Second World War. Until recently
Canada and the United States kept quiet about their wartime sinking of
explosives, mustard gas and other chemicals off the East and West

The military says the chemical weapons are in deep water about 160
kilometres off the coast of Vancouver Island. Officials say they were
discovered after a review of military archives. 


For the entire story, see


Lenny Siegel
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