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VIDEO: The True Cost of Burning Military Munitions

NEW VIDEO – Toxic pollutants are released when munitions are open burned, open detonated or incinerated. These toxic emissions endanger public health by contaminating air, groundwater and soils near open burning/open detonation (OB/OD) operations.  Military personnel are often the most … Continue reading

CSWAB Newsletter Spring 2017

  New Fact Sheet on Federal Facilities with High Explosives Contamination As part of the Cease Fire Campaign, CSWAB has researched and published a new fact sheet on federal facilities with RDX contamination. RDX is a toxic and carcinogenic explosive … Continue reading

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EPA Agrees to Investigate Radiological Releases from Open Burning/Detonation

CSWAB is pleased to report that EPA Headquarters in Washington DC has agreed to our request to include radiological wastes in two upcoming national reports on open air burning and open detonation (OB/OD) of munitions. “One (report) will present all … Continue reading

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Is the U.S. Finally Ending the Toxic Practice of Burning Old Munitions in Open Pits?

By Daniel Ross /AlterNet By the year 2020, the U.S. is expected to have on its hands a growing stockpile of munitions nearing 1.1 million tons that are no longer considered useful to the military. As a means of disposal, these munitions, including … Continue reading