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3rd: Excavation and recovery operation in Sunwu, Heilongjiang Province (Sep. 2002)

Outline:
In response to China's request in April 2002, the Foreign Ministry sent the 20th on-site investigation mission and identified 4 chemical shells among the 5 shells they excavated. In July the Cabinet Office carried out detection, and in September conducted excavation and recovery including identification by external features and overpacking.
Duration:
5 September ~ 27 September 2002

Checking for metal-detected points

ACW shells immediately after excavation

Toxic canisters

Excavation of a drum chemical container

Overpacking a drum chemical container
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