|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Tue, 21 Feb 2012 21:46:54 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS, GLOBAL: "Unexploded military ordnance a continuing concern in Canada"|
Unexploded military ordnance a continuing concern in Canada BY RENE BRUEMMER, POSTMEDIA NEWS Montreal Gazette FEBRUARY 21, 2012It was the summer of 1945 and 20-year-old able seaman Clifford Palmer was sailing up the St. Lawrence to Quebec City on HMCS Beauharnois.
...On the way, however, it would perform one final duty for the Royal Canadian Navy. It stopped in St. John's to take on a load of leftover ammunition from another ship. Then, somewhere off the coast of the Gaspe, the Beauharnois dropped all that ship's armaments, along with the bullets, depth charges, missiles and explosives the Beauharnois once used to hunt submarines, overboard, to lie on the floor of the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
...It turns out the federal government is well aware of the Beauharnois' dumping ground. It is one of hundreds of sites across Canada identified as containing live and dangerous explosives.
"In recent years, there have been several deaths and serious injuries caused by unexploded explosive ordnances (UXO) in Canada," a Department of National Defence website notes. "Caution is always required when entering UXO legacy sites."
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Unexploded+military+ordnance +continuing+concern+Canada/6187064/story.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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