|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Wed, 21 Oct 2015 00:22:49 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] RADIATION, GLOBAL: "US to clean up Spanish radioactive site 49 years after plane crash"|
US to clean up Spanish radioactive site 49 years after plane crash A B-52 carrying four hydrogen bombs crashed in Palomares in 1966 but now the contaminated earth will be shipped to America by Stephen Burgen Guardian October 19, 2015 Nearly 50 years after a US air force B-52 bomber carrying nuclear weapons crashed in Palomares in south-east Spain, Washington has finally agreed to clean up the radioactive contamination that resulted from the crash. The US secretary of state, John Kerry, and the Spanish foreign minister, José Manuel García-Margallo, signed an agreement in Madrid on Monday to clean up the site and “store the contaminated earth at a suitable location in the United States”. It is thought the radioactive material will be shipped to an area of Nevada already contaminated from nuclear bomb tests carried out in the 1950s. … For the entire article, see http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/oct/19/us-to-clean-up-spanish-radioactive-site-49-years-after-palomares-plane-crash -- 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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