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From: Tom Walton
Date: Thu, 09 Jan 1997 11:22:48 -0500 Subject: RE: Accident at Fort Dix, NJ Here is an update on the Bomarc missile accident at Ft Dix, NJ. Thanks, Bill! >From: SCHAIBLW@ocpt.ccur.com (SCHAIBLW) >Date: Wed, 08 Jan 1997 14:27 EST >To: email@example.com >Subject: Accident at Fort Dix, NJ > >Tom: > I saw your posting on the "Area 51" list. The accident you speak of >occurred June 7, 1960 at a Bomarc missile site in New Egypt, NJ near Ft. >Dix. A Bomarc missile caught fire in it's launcher when it was being >refueled. I'm not sure if anyone was killed, but I believe so. The Bomarc >carried a nuclear warhead (the idea was to send it up against incoming >bombers and take 'em out in one big explosion), so when the fire >occurred, plutonium from the warhead was released. That is why the whole >place was sealed in cement. The place has been in the local news >periodically for years, due to environmental concerns. Numerous articles >were written in the Asbury Park Press (http://www.app.com) and featured >interviews with survivors and various officials. I have seen the site >myself, and it is still surrounded with barbed wire fences and "keep out" >signs. It is also mentioned in a report on the web on the environmental >problems at Lakehurst NAS (site of the Hindenburg disaster) which I found >by searching "Bomarc" on Alta Vista. > >Bill Schaible >(firstname.lastname@example.org) > >P.S. Feel free to forward this to the "Area 51" list. > > > > Tom Walton SCM Department Manager ____________________ Inter-National Research Institute |<><><><><><><><><>| Reston, Virginia |><><>< O <><><><| (703) 715-9605 FAX: (703) 715-9606 |<><>< <|> <><><>| email@example.com |><><> o/ \ ><><><|
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