Clean- up of mus­tard gas

Townsville Bulletin - - National Snapshot -

THE gov­ern­ment will de­stroy a cache of weapons con­tain­ing mus­tard gas found buried on a Queens­land prop­erty. Par­lia­men­tary sec­re­tary for De­fence David Feeney said the clean-up of the old chem­i­cal mu­ni­tions, which were buried dur­ing World War II, is sched­uled to start next month. More than 140 mu­ni­tions con­tain­ing mus­tard agent have been ex­ca­vated from the prop­erty – the largest find of its kind ever made in Aus­tralia. Mus­tard gas can cause lung dam­age if in­haled.

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