Atlantic Ocean, Bomb disposal, DOD, environmental catastrophe, environmental disaster, explosives, Gulf of Mexico, Hawaii, mustard gas, New Jersey, Pacific Ocean, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Government, U.S. Military, United States
It’s not something that has been sanctioned by the Defense Department for more than 40 years, but once upon a time, it appeared to be a routine practice: The disposal of U.S. arms at sea.
Now, years later, the effects of this irresponsible practice are returning to haunt us.
“Lurking (and leaking) beneath the world’s oceans are an estimated 200 million pounds of unexploded and potentially dangerous explosives – from bombs to missiles to mustard gas,” Fox News reported recently.
That is the conclusion of William Bryant and Niall Slowey, oceanographers from Texas A&M University, who have documented a pair of these dump sites in the Gulf of Mexico. The two researchers put out a conservative estimate that at least 31 million pounds of ordnance can be found in the Gulf of Mexico, as well as off the coastlines of at least 16 states, from New Jersey to Hawaii.
Read more important information here: http://www.thesleuthjournal.com/u-s-military-dumped-millions-of-pounds-of-mustard-gas-explosives-into-the-gulf-of-mexico/