|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Sun, 20 Jul 2008 21:39:43 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS, GLOBAL: Canadian ranges|
Military bomb sweeps missed anti-tank weapons and mortars: documents The Canadian Press July 20, 2008OTTAWA - Bomb sweeps by the Defence Department on former military ranges failed to turn up a number of potentially explosive remnants of past training exercises, say newly released documents.
At least two former military sites scoured by the department were later found to be riddled with anti-tank weapons, mortar shells and a live, 500-pound air-drop bomb.
Some explosives were buried mere centimetres underground, show documents obtained by The Canadian Press under the Access to Information Act - raising questions within the Defence Department about why the weapons were missed the first time around.
... For the entire article, see http://canadianpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5iOci2i6Pg6no1AQnFyT8Y-WLMihg -- 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 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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