|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Thu, 14 Aug 2008 15:32:34 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS, GLOBAL: Former Consecon Air Weapons Range, Lake Ontario (ONT)|
Fuses short over Wellers Bay by Ray Yurkowski Brighton Independent (ONT) August 14, 2008For years, it's been a quiet, sandy refuge for local nature lovers willing to disregard the danger beneath their feet.
"It's all about a right to our heritage," says Friends of Wellers Bay chair, Wayne Wilson at their annual meeting held last weekend at Consecon.
The narrow strip of sand protruding from the waters of Lake Ontario was home to the former Consecon Air Weapons Range and consists of several islands and connecting sand spits between Consecon and Brighton. The military operated the air weapons range from 1939 to 1953 training thousands of pilots as bombs, rockets and explosive projectiles were directed at targets in the area. The Department of National Defence (DND) is advising the public to stay out saying the area still contains enough unexploded Second World War artillery to devastate an entire city block.
... For the entire article, see http://www.indynews.ca/article.php?id=2293 -- 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@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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