2009 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2009 17:17:13 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] CHEMWEAPONS, FUDS: Spring Valley commentary
Spring Valley weapons search moving to reservoir

By Harry Jaffe
Washington Examiner (DC) Columnist
August 14, 2009

Funny how the Army Corps of Engineers keeps unearthing more poisons in Spring Valley. Only it's not so funny. It's downright alarming and scary.

Last week engineers hired to clean up a pit where the Army buried chemical weapons from World War I dug up a small flask encrusted with mustard gas. In the trench warfare during the 1914-1918 war, armies hurled mustard gas bombs across the killing fields to annihilate troops.

The corps said the vial posed no risk to the public. The corps has been telling us for 16 years that the bombs and chemical residue are harmless.


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