|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||31 Mar 2007 00:29:11 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] Ordnance Reef, Wai'anae, Hawai'i|
Ammo in Wai'anae waters no problem, NOAA finds By Dan Nakaso and Will Hoover Honolulu Advertiser March 30, 2007WAI'ANAE — A study of military munitions dumped six decades ago in the Poka'i Bay area has concluded that the waters, fish and general area are safe. But some community leaders said yesterday they have no confidence in the study and insisted that the 5-mile area known as Ordnance Reef needs to be cleaned up.
The two-week study conducted in May and June by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration found 15 new clusters of ordnance, ranging from .30-caliber rounds to large-caliber artillery projectiles and naval gun ammunition, that added up to "a couple thousand" items, said Michael Overfield, marine archaeologist and Ordnance Reef survey chief scientist for NOAA.
The study represents the latest attempt to document the military's dumping of World War II-era munitions in deep and shallow waters off O'ahu.
... For the entire article, see http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070330/NEWS08/703300384/1001/NEWS -- 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@list.cpeo.org http://www.cpeo.org/mailman/listinfo/military
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