How Abandoned War Weapons are Poisoning the Baltic Sea


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(euronews) The Baltic, a strategic waterway connecting major European nations, is now one of the most polluted bodies of water on Earth as unexploded grenades, bombs, missiles and chemical agents were hastily abandoned in the ocean following the two world wars.

Sea dumping was then considered a swift, safe and cheap solution to get rid of unwanted munitions with many dumped by the Allied forces in 1945 as they feared a guerrilla uprising in post-Nazi Germany.

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Published: Monday, October 2, 2023

Last Updated: Thursday, November 2, 2023

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