|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Fri, 28 Sep 2012 15:53:40 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS, ENERGY: Discarded bombs in the Gulf|
Unexploded bombs lurk in U.S. offshore oil patch: experts By Eileen O'Grady WTAQ Radio September 28, 2012HOUSTON (Reuters) - Millions of pounds of unexploded bombs dumped in the Gulf of Mexico by the U.S. government after World War Two pose a significant risk to offshore drilling, according to Texas oceanographers.
It is no secret that the United States, along with other governments, dumped munitions and chemical weapons in oceans from 1946 until the practice was banned in the 1970s by U.S. law and international treaty, said William Bryant, a Texas A&M University professor of oceanography.
As technological advances allow oil companies to push deeper into the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, these forgotten hazards pose a threat as the industry picks up the pace of drilling after BP Plc's deadly Macondo well blowout in 2010 that lead to the largest oil spill in U.S. history.
... For the entire story, seehttp://wtaq.com/news/articles/2012/sep/28/unexploded-bombs-lurk-in-us- offshore-oil-patch-experts/
-- 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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