|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Tue, 12 Jul 2011 15:13:19 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS: Ordnance Reef (HI) submersible|
Army tests system to clear munitions from reef A submersible will sweep up ordnance dumped in the ocean near Waianae By Paige L. Jinbo Honolulu Star-Advertiser (HI) July 9, 2011The Army said it will begin a 21-day trial run Monday of a remote- controlled submersible designed to remove discarded military munitions from the ocean floor off the Waianae Coast.
The area called Ordnance Reef is littered with more than 2,000 World War II-era munitions including grenades, bullets, bullet casings and bombs, the Army said.
Officials will use the trial to evaluate the effectiveness of the vehicle to collect munitions, as well as gauge any damage to the reef. If the trial is a success, full-scale removal operations could begin next year.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.staradvertiser.com/news/hawaiinews/ 20110709_Army_tests_system_to_clear_munitions_from_reef.html
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