|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Wed, 29 Jul 2015 22:39:28 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS, FORMER SITES: Camp George West Artillery Range Munitions Response Site|
Old explosives still being found at Lakewood's Green Mountain park Contractors will begin searching for and detonating any found World War II ordinance in August By Austin Briggs Denver Post (CO) July 29, 2015 LAKEWOOD - Visitors walking on trails across the 2,400 acres of open space in Lakewood's William Frederick Hayden Park might be surprised to hear they could be close to experiencing an unlikely blast from the past. Literally. The heavily-used recreation area in the foothills of Green Mountain were bombarded with artillery shells from roughly 1935 through the end of World War II for Colorado National Guard war-time training exercises. The vast majority of mainly 75-millimeter shells exploded; a few didn't, and that part of the area's history was largely forgotten. Two generations later, a series of investigations on the north slopes of Green Mountain within the former Camp George West Artillery Range Munitions Response Site have found munitions debris and unexploded ordinance. … For the entire article, see http://www.denverpost.com/lakewood/ci_28550478/old-explosives-being-found-at-lakewoods-green-mountain -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope Street Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650-961-8918 or 650-969-1545 Fax: 650-961-8918 LSiegel@cpeo.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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