2010 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Mon, 3 May 2010 08:44:26 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS, OCEANS: A sea-dumped munitions treaty?
Long warns of sea-dumped munitions

Canada doesn't seem to believe pollution is problem, former military engineer says

The Chronicle Herald (Nova Scotia)
May 3, 2010

LEITCHES 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.


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