|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Mon, 3 May 2010 08:44:26 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS, OCEANS: A sea-dumped munitions treaty?|
Long warns of sea-dumped munitionsCanada doesn't seem to believe pollution is problem, former military engineer says
By LAURA FRASER The Chronicle Herald (Nova Scotia) May 3, 2010LEITCHES CREEK - Terrance Long has spent much of his life working with explosives, both on the land and in the sea.
The former military engineer went to Afghanistan in 1989 to train locals about how to remove landmines and create awareness about the extent of the problem.
Long says sea-dumped munitions, often explosives thrown from ships during the major wars of the last century, pose as much of a threat now as landmines once did.
But until recently, there has been little effort to deal with the problem in Canada.
Long hopes his recent trip to The Hague as part of an international scientific advisory board about sea-dumped munitions will eventually result in a global treaty regulating a cleanup. He credits Lithuania and Poland for starting the dialogue at the international level.
... For the entire article, see http://thechronicleherald.ca/NovaScotia/1180342.html -- 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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