Thursday, May 27, 2004

Winged Migration?

SAN FRANCISCO — The U.S. Army and a contractor were fined nearly $52,000 for releasing a deadly chemical weapon on a wildlife sanctuary in the Pacific Ocean, federal environmental officials announced Wednesday...

...The atoll, located 825 miles southwest of Honolulu, is a national a bird sanctuary. It also held more than 6 percent of the nation's stockpile of chemical weapons: 412,000 different types of explosives, mustard and nerve agents. Congress ordered the weapons destroyed in 1986.