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Q & A with munitions expert Terry Long

Terry Long of Sydney is a former military engineer and explosive ordnance disposal expert with more than 30 years experience.

Since leaving the military, Long has worked at clearing munitions from land and underwater sites. In 2004, he formed the International Dialogue on Underwater Munitions, a non-governmental organization that provides a platform for industry, politicians and stakeholders to explore and address the issue. Continue reading Q & A with munitions expert Terry Long

The Deadliness Below

hr-dpnscmp_tugsealion20051027115533DailyPress has a special report on biological weapons and underwater munitions titled “The Deadliness Below” with many interesting articles and a neat photo album.

This article shows the deadly impacts of underwater munitions and chemicals dumped decades ago.
“In the summer of 2004, a clam-dredging operation off New Jersey pulled up an old artillery shell….the shell was filled with mustard gas in solid form!”

Reef munitions removal demonstration complete

size0-1Waianae, Hawaii, — The Army completed the field portion of its technical demonstration, to evaluate new strategies to recover and destroy underwater military munitions.

The EHDS successfully treated 74 munitions, destroying 330.8 pounds of explosives, 135 pounds of propellant, and all of the recovered small-arms munitions.