2011 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 17 Jul 2011 20:45:02 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS, FORMER SITES: Blue Mountain (MT) munitions response
Crews comb Blue Mountain for old munitions, unexploded ordnance

The Missoulian (MT)
July 13, 2011

Blue Mountain probably wasn't named for all the blue grenade rounds in its grasslands, but it could have been.

Blue was the color indicating a practice load for military training exercises that took place for 50 years on the mountainside south of Missoula. This week, guys in bright yellow vests are prowling the recreation area looking for those old munitions and perhaps more dangerous explosives.

"This is one of the suspect areas we're definitely going to investigate," said Weston Solutions project supervisor Rick Logsdon, who leads the dozen-man unexploded ordnance team.

The intersection of trails 3.24 and 3.09 looks like some form of agrarian chicken pox has broken out. Dozens of red flags poke out of the dirt road and the grass on either side.


For the entire article, see
http://missoulian.com/news/local/article_cdf9864e- adbf-11e0-9481-001cc4c002e0.html

Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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