Munitions dump eludes undersea hunters

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www.starbulletin.com > News > Munitions dump eludes undersea hunters Chemical weapons were disposed of off Oahu 50 years ago By Gregg K. Kakesako POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 12, 2009 After 12 dives six miles south of Pearl Harbor, University of Hawaii and Army researchers using deep-diving submersibles and remote underwater drones still have not located the main site of chemical munitions believed to have been dumped there during and after World War II. They have found "numerous munitions of varying types, mostly conventional," said J.C. King, assistant for munitions and chemical matters in the office of the deputy assistant secretary of the Army for environment, safety and occupational health, in an e-mail yesterday. He said of munitions recorded by high-definition video cameras are "multipurpose (conventional or chemical)." The Army has contracted the Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory submersibles Pisces IV and V to explore the ocean bottom in an area dubbed "Hawaii-05" by the Army. The 2 1/2 -week project will end March 19. Seventeen dives by the submersible and an additional six by remotely operated vehicles
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2011 for the course OCN 201 taught by Professor Decarlo,e during the Summer '08 term at University of Hawaii, Manoa.

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