• Short Summary

    Operation "Yellow Cross" yesterday (Thursday) moved into its second phase at Steinfeld, near Grossmittel, Lower Austria.

  • Description

    Operation "Yellow Cross" yesterday (Thursday) moved into its second phase at Steinfeld, near Grossmittel, Lower Austria. The operation is to rid the area of 32,000 poison gas shells buried there soon after the Second World War. The shells are being located and removed one by one. It's dangerous work and the searchers have been equipped with special protective clothing.

    Several shells were found recently and a full-scale search was ordered when it was decided their presence could endanger Vienna's water supply as a new pipeline is planned nearby.

    But the finding and removal of the shells is not the end of the problem. The authorities have still to find a safe way of disposing of them. Specialists are working on this final aspect of Operation "Yellow Cross".

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6HK9N14T2NBO6G7ZS1IKB5VN2
    Media URN:
    VLVA6HK9N14T2NBO6G7ZS1IKB5VN2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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