SPECIAL REPORT: The Deadliness Below

October 30, 2005

DECADES OF DUMPING CHEMICAL ARMS LEAVE A RISKY LEGACY

SPECIAL REPORT, PART 1: The Deadliness Below

In the summer of 2004, a clam-dredging operation off New Jersey pulled up an old artillery shell.

October 30, 2005

What's Off Virginia? 'There's No Guarantee'

Lurking off Virginia are tens of thousands of mustard gas shells and hundreds of tons of radioactive waste in at least five ocean dump zones created by the Army decades ago.

October 30, 2005

Of Clamshells, Artillery Shells

Homeowners have been finding military ordnance in their clamshell driveways in Delaware and Maryland for the last year.

October 31, 2005

U.S. DIDN'T DUMP CHEMICAL ARMS OFF JUST ITS OWN SHORES

SPECIAL REPORT, PART 2: The Deadliness Below

As World War II drew to a close, the Army was faced with scant storage space in ordnance depots at home and huge chemical weapons stockpiles overseas.

November 2, 2005

ORDNANCE ROUTINELY THROWN OVER SIDES OF SHIPS

Navy conventional weapons dumping: Unsafe dumping

A beachgoer in Rehoboth Beach walked up to a lifeguard in July with two strange objects in his hand and a stranger request on his lips.

November 4, 2005

Letters to the editor (Nov. 4, 2005): The Pentagon's response on dumping

For a half century, the United States maintained a stockpile of chemical agents and munitions for possible use in wartime. The recent Daily Press series "Special report: The deadliness below" did not emphasize that today the U.S. Army is eliminating this arsenal in safe and environmentally responsible ways.

November 13, 2005

House to probe chemical dumping

Federal lawmakers are demanding the Army reveal everything it knows about where it dumped chemical weapons into the world's oceans, as well as provide proof the munitions won't leak and cause an environmental catastrophe.

December 3, 2005

Dredging up a long-buried secret

The Army hopes to learn more about the risks from ocean-dumped chemical weapons by testing and dismantling an artillery shell filled with mustard agent that was dredged up in October off the coast of New Jersey.

December 10, 2005

DOD orders Army to find dumpsites

The military is plowing through old records to find any and all information on the Army's ocean dumping of chemical weapons decades ago, a high priority effort to determine where they all are located and what danger they pose today.

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