US Military Drops Four Bombs on the Great Barrier Reef

July 22, 2013 by  
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The US military dropped four bombs weighing a total of 4,000 pounds on the Great Barrier Reef as part of a training exercise last week. The bombs, which were unarmed, were supposed to be jettisoned over the nearby Townshend Island , but that mission was aborted when it was reported that hazards made it unsafe to follow through as planned. Instead, the pilots of four AV-8B Harrier jets unloaded their bombs over the World Heritage Site because they were low on fuel and could not land with the heavy load. Read the rest of US Military Drops Four Bombs on the Great Barrier Reef Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: australia , Environment , Great Barrier Reef , natural resources , Nature , News , queensland , UNESCO world heritage site , US drops bombs on Great Barrier reef , us military , US Navy , world’s largest marine reserve        

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US Military Drops Four Bombs on the Great Barrier Reef

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