|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Fri, 19 Feb 2010 20:45:13 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS, ENCROACHMENT: Superstition Mountain (CA) warning signs|
Warnings in place to keep off-roaders off bomb range near Superstition
By ELIZABETH VARIN Imperial Valley Press (CA) February 17, 2010Warning. Restricted Area. Keep Out, read signs posted near Superstition Mountain to ward off people heading into dangerous territory.
There are a number of people camping on land that is part of an active bomb range, said Naval Air Facility El Centro Commanding Officer Capt. Ritchard Thompson. They are putting themselves in danger and interfering with Navy exercises.
Though there aren't live bombs being dropped, the inert ordnances are still dangerous, he said. The 25-pound smoke charge has the force of a shot gun blast when detonated, and it could hurt people or destroy vehicles if it lands on them.
"We do a pretty good job of clearing the range," he said. "I'm not as worried from the standpoint of dropping something on people."
... For the entire article, see http://www.ivpressonline.com/articles/2010/02/17/local_news/news01.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
Prev by Date: [CPEO-MEF] EXPANSION: Impact of Tinian range (Northern Marianas)|
Next by Date: [CPEO-MEF] CHEMWEAPONS: Explosive destruction questioned
Prev by Thread: [CPEO-MEF] EXPANSION: Impact of Tinian range (Northern Marianas)|
Next by Thread: [CPEO-MEF] CHEMWEAPONS: Explosive destruction questioned