|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Tue, 23 Sep 2008 10:00:25 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] CHEMWEAPONS, GLOBAL:|
News Release Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission (HELCOM) Catches of chemical munitions in the Baltic hit record low Newsdesk Naturvårdsverket September 23, 2008Helsinki, 23 September (HELCOM Information Service) - Catches of dumped World War II chemical munitions in the Baltic Sea have substantially decreased during the past several years. According to the latest annual statistics, submitted by Denmark to HELCOM, fishermen reported two incidents of chemical munitions being caught in their nets in 2007 and only one in 2006, compared to 25 incidents reported in 2003. This is the lowest number since HELCOM began tracking this information in 1995.
However, experts are not yet attributing the decrease to any specific factors. The reason for the dramatic decrease is unknown, as was the case for the dramatic increase in 2003. These variations are probably due to a combination of different factors, such as the intensity of fishing activities in the areas close to the dumped chemical munitions, and the recommendations issued by HELCOM and local authorities.
... For the entire release, see http://www.newsdesk.se/pressroom/naturvardsverket/pressrelease/view/catches-of-chemical-munitions-in-the-baltic-hit-record-low-239735 -- 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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