Now this is something! SPECIAL REPORT, PART 1: The Deadliness Below – Weapons of mass destruction thrown into the sea years ago present danger now

In the summer of 2004, a clam-dredging operation off New Jersey pulled up an old artillery shell. The long-submerged World War I -era explosive was filled with a black tarlike substance. Bomb disposal technicians from Dover Air Force Base, Del., were brought in to dismantle it. Three of them were injured – one hospitalized with large pus-filled blisters on an arm and hand. The shell was filled with mustard gas in solid form.The bottom-dwelling cod population in the Northern Atlantic has been decimated. Hundreds of bottlenose dolphins mysteriously washed up on Virginia and New Jersey shores in 1987. They died with large, never-explained skin blisters that resembled mustard gas burns on humans. continued at the LA Times

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