|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Thu, 9 Jul 2020 12:52:39 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS: "DoD struggles to clear unexploded ordnance at Navy and Air Forces bases on Guam"|
Decades after World War II, DoD struggles to clear unexploded ordnance at Navy and Air Forces bases on Guam By Geoff Ziezulewicz Navy Times July 8, 2020 Roughly 11,000 bombs and other munitions were dropped on Guam in World War II, but never detonated. Decades later, the U.S. Defense Department is still struggling to clear out unexploded ordnance and other discarded munitions on the strategically vital South Pacific island used by the Navy and Air Force, according to a Defense Department Inspector General report released last month. “Hazardous munitions have been found around Guam ranging from 20-millimeter projectiles to 1,000-pound bombs and including both U.S. and Japanese ordnance,” investigators wrote. Failures to properly fund and plan for military construction-related clearance missions have impacted operations and safety on the island as well, according to the IG. … For the entire article, see https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2020/07/08/decades-after-world-war-ii-dod-struggles-to-clear-unexploded-ordnance-at-navy-and-air-forces-bases-on-guam For the Inspector General’s report, go to https://media.defense.gov/2020/Jun/18/2002317722/-1/-1/1/DODIG-2020-093.PDF -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director Center for Public Environmental Oversight A project of the Pacific Studies Center LSiegel@cpeo.org P.O. Box 998, Mountain View, CA 94042 Voice/Fax: 650-961-8918 http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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