|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Mon, 13 Jul 2009 17:23:59 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] CHEMWEAPONS: Phosgene round found at Schofield Barracks (HI)|
WWI-era mortar shell found at Schofield range Munition likely contains phosgene, a choking agent By William Cole Honolulu Advertiser (HI) July 11, 2009A World War I-era mortar shell that likely contains phosgene, a choking agent, was found June 27 on a firing range impact area at Schofield Barracks, the Army said yesterday.
The discovery followed the destruction last year of 71 chemical weapons at Schofield — the largest concentration of unexploded, or "dud," chemical weapons ever found in the United States.
Workers found the 17-inch-long mortar shell while conducting ground excavations at the firing range, which is being converted to a Stryker vehicle "Battle Area Complex."
It is the same area where the 71 previous chemical weapons were found, officials said.
.... For the entire article, see http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/20090711/NEWS08/907110323/ -- 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 <firstname.lastname@example.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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