Dumping of Nerve Gas Rockets in the Ocean, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Oceanography...91-2, August 5, 1970

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Page 67 - Freedom to fly over the high seas. These freedoms, and others which are recognized by the general principles of international law, shall be exercised by all States with reasonable regard to the interests of other States in their exercise of the freedom of the high seas.
Page 99 - Subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations of the US House of Representatives, 14 July. Snyder, Sarah (1987). "Baby M trial hears closing arguments", Boston Globe, 13 March.
Page 106 - SEC. 1378. COMPENSATION AUTHORITY. If— (1) the President has taken action under section 1376(a) with respect to any foreign country, and (2) such action is found to be inconsistent with the international obligations of the United States, including the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, the President may enter into trade agreements with such foreign country for the purpose of granting new concessions as compensation for such action in order to maintain the general level of reciprocal and mutually...
Page 56 - ... supposed to make its appropriate recommendations to the President by September 1. I think that we got that out of a witness yesterday somehow or other. Did you know anything about that ? Mr. MEACHEM. No, Mr. Chairman, I did not. Mr. LENNON. I think it is in the record, anyhow. Go ahead. Mr. MEACHAM. In June of last year we were asked by the Army to comment on an earlier plan for disposal of the nerve agents. A working group of qualified scientists recommended against consideration of the ocean...
Page 103 - ... would be destroyed within a predictable time. As a group, however, we are unable to formulate a definite proposal that satisfies these conditions. If the proposed study does not produce such a method (and assuming that what is now being recommended is consistent with the international obligations of the United States of America, a matter which we as a group cannot assess), we recommend that the 418 "coffins...
Page 100 - Operation CHASE, and in some instances will increase them. Furthermore we are aware that many activities of the federal government unavoidably involve some hazards to the personnel involved and also to private "bystanders." In this respect, government activities resemble those of private manufacturing and transportation organizations. We believe, however, that the government should set an example to private organizations and individuals of minimizing risks to humans and damage to the environment,...
Page 67 - ... on this problem have been reviewed by the Department. In addition, Department of Defense experts were questioned in detail, orally and in writing, on the possible impact of the proposed dump on uses of the sea by other states. On July 10, 1970, Acting Secretary Johnson, based on the information developed regarding the probable effects of the ocean dump and the findings of the Surgeon General and the Department of the Interior, made a determination pursuant to section...
Page 100 - We believe, however, that the government should set an example to private organizations and individuals of minimizing risks to humans and damage to the environment, even though this may complicate and make more costly its own operations. Therefore we recommend that Operation CHASE as originally conceived be modified as follows. Five types of materials are included in the plan. I. AF M34 bomblet clusters containing GB, a "nerve gas".

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