|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||7 Nov 2007 05:44:01 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] Cold War nuke accidents in Europe|
Europe site of several nuke accidents during Cold War Bryan Mitchell Stars and Stripes Europe edition November 7, 2007The U.S. government has paid approximately $3 million over the past 10 years to fund research into radioactive contamination of a Spanish village following a deadly 1966 U.S. nuclear weapons accident.
The U.S. Department of Energy recently extended the funding for two years. A plan to address the issue was established in 1997 after Spanish officials discovered a year earlier that 558 acres around the village of Palomares had radioactive contamination five times worse than initially estimated, according to Jonathan Shrader, a department spokesman.
The Palomares nuclear incident is one of the most high-profile accidents involving American nuclear weapons outside the U.S., according to nuclear weapons experts.
... For the entire article, see http://www.estripes.com/article.asp?section=104&article=50096 -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 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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