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Mustard bombs’ impact in ocean is studied

The Army is paying for the University of Hawaii research, with results due in 2015

By William Cole

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 01, 2012

~~<p>The University of Hawaii is investigating old mustard agent chemical weapons that were dumped 10 miles southeast of Pearl Harbor to see whether deterioration of the weaponry is having an effect on marine biology, water and sediment.</p>
<p>Investigators using UH manned submersibles and a towed-array camera identified what are believed to be more than 200 M-47 93-pound mustard aerial bombs that were part of a cache of 16,000 such bombs disposed of in the ocean, officials said.</p>
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The University of Hawaii is investigating old mustard agent chemical weapons that were dumped 10 miles southeast of Pearl Harbor to see whether deterioration of the weaponry is having an effect on marine biology, water and sediment.

Investigators using UH manned submersibles and a towed-array camera identified what are believed to be more than 200 M-47 93-pound mustard aerial bombs that were part of a cache of 16,000 such bombs disposed of in the ocean, officials said. Login for more...



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