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    when you read stuff like this, you gotta wonder how we consider ourselves the "beacon of light".... what an embarrassment...

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    Munitions Dumping at Sea

    It is no secret that the U.S. military has used the ocean as trashcan for munitions in the past. Peter discussed at the Old DSN how federal lawmakers were pressing the US Army to reveal everything it knows about a massive international program to dump chemical weapons off homeland and foreign shores. "The Army now admits that it secretly dumped 64 million pounds of nerve and mustard agents into the sea, along with 400,000 chemical-filled bombs, land mines and rockets and more than 500 tons of radioactive waste - either tossed overboard or packed into the holds of scuttled vessels." Brian pointed me to the Daily Press's in depth coverage of this whole issue. Registration is free and only takes a minute or two and is extremely worthwhile. Included at the site are maps of disposal sites (downloadable as pdfs), stories, descriptions of items dumped including nerve and musturd gas, and rather depressing pictures some are below the fold (all from Daily Press).
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    Well, we're a beacon of light because of our free way of life. Furthermore, I'm not sure anyone else was much better back in 1958. The environment wasn't as big of a concern in that era, as it is now.

    The SS William Ralston filled with 301,000 mustard gas bombs and 1,500 1-ton canisters of Lewsite -- sinks in the Pacific off San Fransico in 1958 (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Army
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    It's still disgusting none the less.
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    My Bro in law, a nuclear engineer, always tells me that the answer to pollution is dilution.
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    Does he say "nuculer"?
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    I don't think "trashcan" quite covers the scope of what the Army did. That dolphin doesn't look like anything in MY trash can.
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    Not quite, he says it they way they say it in Upstate NY, not like that dumb ass texas hick in the WH says it.
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