|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Mon, 17 Jun 2013 23:18:51 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS, GLOBAL: "Over 200 sites across [British Columbia, Canada] could hide live munitions"|
Over 200 sites across B.C. could hide live munitions By Zoe McKnight and Kelly Sinoski Vancouver Sun (BC) June 17, 2013Unexploded bombs, flares, grenades and various other pyrotechnics may be buried at more than 200 sites in B.C. or dumped along the coast, according to Department of National Defence data obtained by The Vancouver Sun.
The military remnants, some of which may date as far back as the First World War and also include mortars, ammunition and rockets, can be found at 143 sites from Vancouver Island to Fort Nelson, mainly in former military testing areas and firing ranges, along with 58 underwater sites along the Pacific coastline.
And they pose a potential threat to some of B.C.’s tourism hot spots like Tofino, the Gulf Islands and the Okanagan, as well as Vancouver beaches such as Jericho.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.vancouversun.com/news/Over+sites+across+could+hide+live +munitions/8538881/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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