TV News LIES

Monday, Sep 26th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News International Panama hopes U.S. will clean up chemical weapons it left on islandy

Panama hopes U.S. will clean up chemical weapons it left on islandy

E-mail Print PDF

Panama wants US to remove chemical weaponsEven as the United States presses for the rapid destruction of chemical weapons in Syria, a dispute lingers over unexploded chemical munitions that U.S. soldiers left on a Panamanian island more than 60 years ago.

Panama has pressed the United States for decades to remove them, and now it’s optimistic that the Obama administration has agreed.

But the administration itself is less definitive about whether an agreement has been struck to clean up the ordnance that litters San Jose Island, 60 miles into the Pacific from Panama City, the nation’s capital.

The World War II-era chemical munitions are known to include phosgene and mustard gas, and may include other toxic chemical agents. From 1945 to 1947, a contingent of U.S. soldiers tested chemical weapons on the then-deserted island, leaving behind at least eight unexploded 500- and 1,000-pound bombs.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Bodies litter floor at makeshift hospital in Aleppo

Aleppo horrorHospitals are struggling to cope in Syria's Aleppo as government and Russian fighter jets continued to...

Finns protest against racism after man assaulted at neo-Nazi rally dies

Finns protest racismMore than 15,000 people gathered in Helsinki on Saturday to protest against racism and violence, after...

Boko Haram leader resurfaces, demands hostage swap for Chibok girls

Boko HaramThe leader of the militant group Boko Haram reportedly resurfaced in a video posted online Sunday,...

'Aleppo burning' as Syrian jets pummel rebel-held areas

AleppoSyrian army jets have launched more than 150 air strikes on eastern Aleppo in the last...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!