|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Mon, 25 Apr 2011 11:39:27 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS: Blow in Place at White Sands Missile Range (NM)|
UXO brings loud booms to WSMR By Drew Hamilton Alamogordo Daily News April 24, 2011Explosive ordnance disposal technicians made some noise on White Sands Missile Range when they destroyed some duds at the Small Arms Range April 7.
Technicians from UXB International, the company that supports ordnance disposal on WSMR, used demolition charges to blow up some 40mm training grenades that failed to explode during tests conducted earlier this year. The grenades, used for training on weapons like the Mk 19 automatic grenade launcher, are small blue canister shaped devices about the size of a pill bottle.
...Unexploded ordnance is a major concern on WSMR, which has been a training and test facility since World War II. Artillery, rockets, bombs and cluster munitions, and small arms have all been used on WSMR ranges in the past, and it's possible for unexploded ordnance to be found in most range areas. UXO can come in almost any shape, size or color, from small blue canisters like the grenades destroyed at the small arms range, to larger camouflage colored artillery shells and bombs. Anyone that finds something that might be UXO should take extreme caution.
... For the entire article, see http://www.alamogordonews.com/ci_17915866 -- 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
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