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From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 2 Apr 2010 17:23:38 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] CHEMWEAPONS, GLOBAL: Baltic Sea dump sites
Activists Say 500,000 Tonnes of Chemical Weapons in Baltic

YLE (Finland)
March 25, 2010

A Russian-Estonian environmental group claims that hundreds of thousands of tonnes of chemical weapons lie on the bottom of the Baltic Sea.

The director of the Clean Baltic Fund, Arnold Pork, claims that half a million tonnes of chemical weapons were dumped into the sea after World War II. The chemical weapons are allegedly located east of the Helsinki-Tallinn line, in waters that belonged to the former Soviet Union.

The Clean Baltic Fund, which has collected data about the Baltic for the last 16 years, says that the Soviet Union immediately began dumping chemical weapons that it seized from Germany, but that the dumping continued well into the 1970's.


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
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