Tag Archive: Chemical Weapons

An added bonus to drilling off the coast: Chemical weapons

What do you think it would do for the tourism industry if people went to the beach and as a bonus got to play in the chemical weapons:

If New Jersey allows drilling for oil and natural gas off its coast, it may dredge up an ugly and dangerous past.

The U.S. Army has admitted to dumping 64 million pounds of chemical weapons into U.S. waters from World War I until the early 1970s.

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Chemical agents such as mustard gas, sarin gas, arsenic, cyanide and VX nerve gas were all dumped off the Atlantic Coast, raising questions about safety and the volatility of weapons in those dump sites.

Maybe we could make the dump sites a tourist attraction.  Follow me below the fold to find out what other surprises drilling might bring and who has been leading the push in NJ.