|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Mon, 21 Oct 2013 12:16:56 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS, GLOBAL: Mortar round recovered at Yokota Air Force Base, Japan|
[According to the text of this article, this may have been a
discarded military munition, not unexploded ordnance. - LS]
Yokota traffic stalled while UXO excavated, detonated By Seth Robson Stars and Stripes October 21, 2013YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan - Traffic on Yokota Air Base was blocked for several hours Monday after construction workers dug up an unexploded bomb.
Roads linking on-base schools and housing on the east side of the air base to the Yokota Community Center were blocked while explosive ordnance disposal technicians from Yokosuka Naval Station removed a foot-long mortar shell from a worksite.
...Yokota was a Japanese military facility during WWII. But 374th Airlift Wing spokesman Capt. Ray Geoffroy said it was not bombed by the U.S. and that most of the old ordnance found there was likely abandoned.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/yokota-traffic-stalled-while-uxo- excavated-detonated-1.248235
-- 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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