|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Mon, 5 Aug 2013 21:17:27 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS, GLOBAL: "35 killed or maimed by explosives at former military sites in Canada"|
35 killed or maimed by explosives at former military sites in CanadaFederally funded team spends about $10 million annually to research hazardous sites, prevent further deaths
By Zoe McKnight Vancouver Sun (BC) August 5, 2013The federal government has spent $70 million since 2005 to clean up leftover explosives that litter hundreds of sites across the country, The Vancouver Sun has learned.
At least 35 people have been killed or maimed over the years at Canadian sites that are confirmed or under assessment for having unexploded ordnance, said John Preston, project director with the federal Unexploded Explosive Ordnance (UXO) and Legacy Sites program. Fifteen people have died and 20 others were seriously injured.
…There are more than 860 sites with leftover explosives across Canada and another 1,100 sites off the Atlantic coast that are considered a risk for live explosives.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.vancouversun.com/news/killed+maimed+explosives+former +military+sites+Canada/8750832/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 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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