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thecheeseman
12-05-2008, 16:51
Anyone ever heard about the SS William C. Ralston? I Can find NOTHING on the internet. Apparently it was sunk in 1958 off San Francisco?

Picture 6 here:Dumping of chemical weapons -- dailypress.com (http://www.dailypress.com/news/dp-chemweapons-gal,0,4021780.photogallery) is about all the info i can find.


ANyone have any ideas???!!! Thanks!

chicken
12-05-2008, 17:18
Hopefully these links will help...

http://www.commondreams.org/headlines05/1030-09.htm

Operation CHASE - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_CHASE)

chicken
12-05-2008, 17:22
A few more...

NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Operation CHASE (http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/Operation-CHASE)

Environmental Protection Agency: trianadoc21a (http://www.scribd.com/doc/1991360/Environmental-Protection-Agency-trianadoc21a)

http://www.kahea.org/lcr/pdf/Chem_Dumping_2001_Army_Report.pdf

thecheeseman
12-07-2008, 01:28
Thanks these help alot!! Where did you find the last link? (The pdf?)

chicken
12-07-2008, 06:55
Did a quick Google search. You may also want to email John Chatterton, I think he did a underwater detectives episode on this program and may be able to provide more specific info John Chatterton (http://johnchatterton.com/contact.php)

cummings66
12-07-2008, 10:58
Some of that stuff sounds a bit scary, it's amazing what happens.

thecheeseman
12-14-2008, 17:19
Thanks again! Sent John an email, we'll see if he replies. Yeah this sure is an interesting ship. After doing some more research, i found it's not diveable-it's got 8000 tons of chemical
warefare stuff on board. And it's in 220 fathoms. And it's 120 miles
out.. Oh well

ektess1
12-15-2008, 12:28
Isn't amazing what we do to our oceans. Didn't anybody see the origional Godzilla movies?

cummings66
12-16-2008, 22:08
As far as I know, that is based on an event that happened in Japan. It could happen here, but I doubt it. Only Japan seems to be that lucky, probably something to do with the nukes that hit it a while back...

Did you see the mechanical Godzilla?

ektess1
12-16-2008, 22:46
WMD be it nuke or chemical are probably not good. Don't you remember the Smog monster. I saw all the real bad Godzilla movies on the big screen. Guess I had a thing for bad movies.