Sunday, November 06, 2005

KRT Wire | 11/03/2005 | Decades of dumping chemical arms leave a risky legacy

KRT Wire | 11/03/2005 | Decades of dumping chemical arms leave a risky legacy

It seems that the US military isn't just endangering the world today, but its actions of half a century ago are coming back to haunt us again... and the scale of the potential damage is staggering.

Of the 26 known chemical munition / radioactive waste sea-dump sites acknowledged, fewer than half have even a rough nautical location.

Chemical weapons were dumped long before electronic navigation systems were invented. Their nautical locations are based on the words of ship captains, who surely wanted to ditch their cargo quickly and, Chatterton suspects, likely cut corners.

"The guys who were doing this were scared of this stuff. They were well motivated to get rid of this stuff as fast as they could," he said. "So they could take it all the way out there or else they could say, 'This is good enough,' and be back in port in three hours. I know what they did. It's mariner nature."




Great.


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1 comment:

will said...

i always liked the retrofitting gullwing doors on an old beater using a garage door opener and of course, duct tape.