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2009-02-17 10:11:00

Fort Irwin's Battle Between Unexploded Ordnance and Training Excellence DUSSELDORF, Germany, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. subsidiary, American Rheinmetall Munitions, is pleased to announce partial integration of Mk281 "green ammunition" at the National Training Center (NTC), Fort Irwin, California. The U.S. Center for Health Promotion and Preventative Medicine at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland has given the Non-Dud Producing Mk281 a stamp of approval. Mk281 does not contain...

2009-02-05 15:39:00

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Army Environmental Command (USAEC) is sponsoring a public demonstration of robotic technologies to detect and remove unexploded ordnance (UXO) from training ranges Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009 at Fort Bliss, Texas, beginning at 10 a.m. The Army's Range Modernization Program will require construction on tracts of land that have been previously used for training. Sometimes these lands contain unexploded ordnance that can be difficult to...

2008-12-05 16:38:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ninety-four (94) countries -- including most U.S. NATO allies -- signed a Convention on Cluster Munitions treaty banning cluster bombs in Oslo, Norway. The U.S. was not present to join the majority of the world's nations in stopping the use of these weapons, which kill or maim mostly civilians and children. President-Elect Barack Obama has said he supports initiatives to minimize civilian casualties from conventional weapons, including cluster...

2008-12-03 08:46:00

OSLO, Norway, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 80 countries - including most U.S. allies in NATO - began signing a treaty banning cluster bombs in Oslo, Norway today. The U.S. government is not there and the Bush administration has refused to join the majority of the world's nations in stopping the use of these weapons, which kill or maim mostly civilians and children. President-Elect Barack Obama has said he supports initiatives to minimize civilian casualties from conventional...

2008-09-24 21:00:18

By MICHAEL ANDERSEN Eighty-six years of pounding from Army rifle ammo, howitzer shells and other explosives, and it turns out that the dirtiest thing that ever happened at Camp Bonneville had a unique Clark County flavor. Fireworks. It was a one-time thing, said Clark County engineer Jerry Barnett: Years ago, some county sheriff's deputies had confiscated a bunch of fireworks and were looking for a place to drop them off. Maybe they could use Landfill 4, a two-acre site at the north...

2008-09-21 09:00:22

Text of report by state-funded Georgian Public Television Channel 1 on 21 September [Presenter] An especially large amount of unexploded ordnance has been discovered at the Senaki military base [which was occupied by Russian forces during and shortly after the August war]. Mine- clearers removed several thousand bombs from swampland that had formed from artificial lakes. The bombs, which cannot be moved from the place they were found, are now being exploded by a mine- clearing company of...

2008-08-14 15:00:47

Text of report in English by Paris-based Sudanese newspaper Sudan Tribune website on 12 August Abyei has been successfully cleared of unexploded bombs and land mines, the United Nations Mine Action Office (UNMAO) said in a press statement today. "UNMAO has successfully cleared Abyei of unexploded ordnance (UXO)," the statement said. It further said that UN humanitarian agencies and NGOs will now be able to return to the area and provide much-needed support to the remaining population and...

2008-07-14 18:00:21

What is a citizen to make of a dispute between two federal agencies within the same Republican administration over how fast to clean up decades of accumulated waste at Fort George G. Meade? On one side is the Environmental Protection Agency, which wants the massive military post in west county to speed up its effort to remove unexploded munitions and buried pollutants - contaminants the agency has labeled an "imminent and substantial risk" to surrounding communities. On the other is the...

2008-07-07 18:00:13

By JOSHUA STEWART Staff Writer "I'm dismayed that the Department of Defense, which is the nation's largest polluter, is resisting orders from the (Environmental Protection Agency) to clean up Fort Meade." - County Executive John R. Leopold Area political leaders and environmentalists are challenging apparent delays and secrecy surrounding the cleanup of dangerous chemicals at Fort George G. Meade that one federal agency claims pose "an imminent" threat to surrounding communities....

2008-07-07 12:00:36

In a corporate goodwill initiative, DynCorp International is helping a non-profit organization teach Afghan children to avoid mines and unexploded ordnance. DynCorp International is working with the Organization for Mine Clearance and Afghan Rehabilitation (OMAR) to reduce casualties from mines - a dangerous legacy of years of conflict in Afghanistan. OMAR converted a small jet plane into a classroom for children, and DynCorp provided audio-visual equipment, including a DVD player...


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