|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Mon, 28 Jul 2008 20:56:40 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS, FUDS: Southwestern Proving Grounds (AR)|
SWPG secrets still a danger By STEPHANIE HARRIS-SMITH (AR) Hope Star July 28, 2008An investigation was recently launched on the Hope Upland Wildlife Management area (off Hempstead County Road 26), one time known as the "hot zone" for munitions testing at the Southwestern Proving Ground during World War II. An investigative team detonated munitions found in the investigation Friday on the management area.
The Southwestern Proving Ground covers a 50,000-acre, 78-square mile area. Due to the size of the grounds, and the amount of ordnance tested there during World War II, large areas still contain heavy concentrations of rusting munitions, according to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Public Affairs Officer P.J. Spaul.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, along with Zapata Engineering, a company that specializes in searching out and destroying ordnance left from military testing found a significant amount of ordnance in the rather small area they are investigating, according to Senior UXO Supervisor, Brian Hodge.
... For the entire article, see http://www.hopestar.com/articles/2008/07/28/news/news2.txt -- 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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