2009 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2009 20:50:49 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS, CHEMWEAPONS: Underwater off Pearl Harbor (HI)
Munitions litter ocean bottom

By William Cole
Honolulu Advertiser
March 10, 2009

The University of Hawai'i yesterday said it has found "hundreds" of munitions on the ocean floor about six miles south of Pearl Harbor, as it continues to use deep-diving submersibles to search for tons of chemical weapons dumped during and after World War II.

The military, with UH's help, plans to test water and sediment samples from the sticky mud bottom in about 1,500 feet of water for the presence of chemical agents.

Researchers on the UH submersibles Pisces IV and V haven't located the main cache of chemical weapons, but still have 10 more dives as part of 2 1/2 weeks of underwater study. Remotely operated vehicles also are being used.


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