|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Sat, 18 Jul 2020 12:36:39 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS: "New explosive materials to bring nontoxic ammunition"|
New explosive materials to bring nontoxic ammunition by Purdue University phys.org JULY 17, 2020 Matthew Gettings, a Purdue Ph.D. candidate, holds a cup containing silver salts, a new lead-free explosive. Credit: Purdue University photo/Jared Pike Every time a gun fires, lead leaches into the air. A scientific advancement could provide a comparable replacement for lead-based explosive materials found in ammunition, protecting soldiers and the environment from potential toxic effects. Purdue University researchers, in collaboration with the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command's Army Research Laboratory, developed two new lead-free materials that function as primary explosives, which are used to ignite powder inside a gun cartridge. … For the entire release, see https://phys.org/news/2020-07-explosive-materials-nontoxic-ammunition.html -- 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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