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Chemical Warfare Agent Sea Dumping off Australia

Chemical Warfare Agent Sea Dumping off Australia

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Published by Australian Government .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL11025447M
ISBN 100642295875
ISBN 109780642295873

  Approximately 28 kilometres off the coast of Sydney in Australia, at a depth of metres, some tons of unused chemical weapons were dumped in the sea. These dumps join similar sea burial grounds all around Australia’s coasts and are part of the hundreds of thousands of tons of chemical ordnance dumped in the planet’s oceans after the   Chemical Warfare As the United States is the most advanced industrial nation in world it was able to make full use of the latest developments in technology in its war against North Vietnam. B bombers, that could fly at heights that prevented them being seen or heard, dropped 8 million tons of bombs on Vietnam between and

Dumping munitions into the sea was seen to be safe and environmentally benign. It was thought that any toxic chemicals that leaked out would be rapidly diluted. In the mids the British The US is responsible for 60 sea dumping totaling about , tons (equal to 39 filled railroad box cars), of chemical weapons filled with toxic materials in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of New Jersey, California, Florida, and South Carolina, and near India, Italy, Norway, Denmark, Japan, and ://

A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the ://   Chemical warfare agents and chemical munitions were buried or dumped at sea in Europe after World Wars I and II. Knowledge about their effect on people and the environment is limited, and there have been accidents involving old chemical munitions—not least those in which fishermen in the Baltic Sea have been ://


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Chemical Warfare Agent Sea Dumping off Australia Download PDF EPUB FB2

Chemical warfare agent sea dumping off Australia. Revised and updated edition Bibliography. Includes index. ISBN 0 5. Chemical agents (Munitions) — Environmental aspects — Australia. Chemical weapons disposal — Environmental aspects — Australia.

Waste disposal in the ocean — Environmental aspects — Australia. I Geoff Plunkett is a researcher and historian at the Department of Defence, Australia. He has been researching Australia’s chemical-warfare history for over twenty years and is the author of Chemical Warfare in Australia and Chemical Warfare Agent Sea Dumping off Australia, both published by the Department of research has led to the unearthing of hundreds of lethal phosgene bombs Get this from a library.

Chemical warfare agent (CWA) sea dumping off Australia. [Geoff Plunkett; Australia. Department of Defence.] -- Knowledge of CWA dumping sites in Australia will help prevent possible exposure and help assess the possible ecological consequences. Also examines what may have happened to the containers after Geoff Plunkett has been researching Australia’s chemical weapons history for the past 20 years and is the author of Chemical Warfare in Australia and Chemical Warfare Agent Sea Dumping off Australia, both published by ://   Sea Dumping in Australia Information on the dumping at sea of hazardous substances has been made public through Australian Notices to Mariners since It should be noted that instances of dumping of Chemical Warfare Agents referred to on this web site took place in the late 's.

Chemical Warfare Agent Sea Dumping off Australia Geoff is a researcher at the Department of Defence, Australia. He has been researching Australia's chemical warfare history for over twenty years and is the author of 'Chemical Warfare in Australia' and 'Chemical Warfare Agent Sea Dumping off Australia', both published by the Department of :// Geoff is a researcher and historian at the Department of Defence, Australia.

He has been researching Australia's chemical warfare history for over twenty years and is the author of 'Chemical Warfare in Australia' and 'Chemical Warfare Agent Sea Dumping off Australia', both published by the Department of Additional Physical Format: Online version: Plunkett, Geoff.

Chemical warfare agent sea dumping off Australia. Canberra: Dept. of Defence, (OCoLC) Geoff Plunkett is a researcher and historian at the Department of Defence, Australia.

He has been researching Australia’s chemical-warfare history for over twenty years and is the author of Chemical Warfare in Australia and Chemical Warfare Agent Sea Dumping off Australia, both published by the Department of Defence.

His research has led to the unearthing of hundreds of lethal phosgene bombs Geoff Plunkett is a researcher and historian at the Department of Defence, Australia. He has been researching Australia’s chemical-warfare history for over twenty years and is the author of Chemical Warfare in Australia and Chemical Warfare Agent Sea Dumping off Australia, both published by the Department of Defence.

His research has led to   Sea Dumping in Australia: Historical and Contemporary Aspects Geoff Plunkett This report brings together a number of studies undertaken on all aspects of Sea Dumping in Australia and it Territories.

These were previously available in a number of disparate sources and have been collated here for Conservation group calls on Minister Dr Steven Miles to test WWII mustard gas dumping. "Chemical Warfare Agent Sea Dumping off Australia" says in the gas cylinder was neutralised by ://   The ultimate disposition of the chemical warfare stocks at Kingswood is unclear.

The authoritative reference on this subject is Chemical Warfare Agent Sea Dumping off Australia (Department of Defence, Australia, revised edition ).

It says: In late sea dumpings also occurred off Cape Moreton near   Between and fathom line off Cape Moreton - refer Chemical Warfare Agent Sea Dumping off Australia CHEMICAL WARFARE AGENT nsw ton Various - refer Chemical Warfare Agent Sea Dumping off Australia Dumped post WW2 ,36 MUSTARD GAS qld ton refer Chemical Warfare Agent Sea Dumping off Australia 1/23/   Web view.

Chemical warfare agent sea dumping off Australia / Geoff Plunkett; Chemical warfare agent (CWA) sea dumping off Australia / Geoff Plunkett; Chemical warfare in Australia / Geoff Plunkett; Death by mustard gas: how military secrecy and lost weapons can kill / Geoff Plunkett; The truth about Kieta, January / written and published by John V   Editors "Free report, 'Chemical warfare agent (CWA) sea dumping off Australia' by Geoff Plunkett" [] inCiteALIA ; () 23(10) inCite: News magazine of the Australian Library and Information Association   Chemical Weapons Dumped in the Ocean After World War II Could Threaten Waters Worldwide a liquid chemical-warfare agent commonly—and confusingly—known as mustard gas.

Dumping chemical Some of it was dumped into the sea. A report focusing on Sea Dumping in Australia prepared by Chemical Warfare researcher Geoff Plunkett in says that mustard bombs were dumped into the Coral Sea near Townsville at the end of the A history of sea dumping off Australia and its territories / Geoff Plunkett --Scuttled and abandoned ships in Australian waters / Ronald Parsons and Geoff Plunkett.

2nd ed. --Chemical warfare agent sea dumping off Australia / Geoff Plunkett. [3rd] rev and updated ed. Responsibility: A history of sea dumping off Australia and its territories / Geoff Plunkett --Scuttled and abandoned ships in Australian waters / Ronald Parsons and Geoff Plunkett.

2nd ed. --Chemical warfare agent sea dumping off Australia / Geoff Plunkett. [3rd] rev and updated ed. Other Titles:. More than tonnes of chemical weapons, mostly mustard gas, dumped off Moreton Island in after World War II pose little danger to the general public, according to the Department of ://  stockpile of chemical mustard gas artillery shells and mortar bombs.

However, the health hazards associated with these dumped chemical weapons is considered low. This position is in line with the findings of report of the Australian Department of Defence on “Chemical Warfare Agent Sea Dumping off Australia”, which is publicly available.

:// munitions dumped. were from New Zealand’s own stockpile of chemical mustard gas artillery shells and mortar bombs. The health hazards associated with these dumped chemical weapons is considered low.

This position is in line with the findings of the publicly available Australian Department of Defence report Chemical Warfare Agent Sea Dumping off Australia. ://