There is speculation in the media that the Russian submersible which caught fire on 1 July was of the type designed to cut undersea communications cables.
Two independent Russian sources, RBK news agency and Novaya Gazeta newspaper, both named the vessel as AS-12 Losharik, but this has not been confirmed by officials.
Earlier, US officials claimed the submarine was designed to tamper with undersea cables, and accused Russia of seeking to intercept or disrupt communications.
Operations to attack or interfere with such cables are hardly new – the British swiftly cut German undersea telegraph cables in World War I, and the Americans tapped Soviet naval signals cables in the Cold War...
The study, published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology, examined both the glass and enameled designs on transparent and colored bottles that were readily available at national supermarkets in the UK.
Turner wrote in the study that cadmium, lead, and chromium was found in bottles, but at small concentrations and health risks were considered to be low. Several bottles exceeded US Model Toxins in Packaging Legislation levels and could be marked as "hazardous."
Nearly 89 bottles and pieces were examined using x-ray fluorescence spectrometry, 76 had low levels of lead and 55 had positives for cadmium. Chromium was identified in green bottles, 40% in brown bottles, but no detection in transparent bottles....
While the study was only limited to the UK, it remains to be seen if the US has toxic bottles.
Great news for the Republican Party as one of the dumbest & most disloyal men in Congress is “quitting” the Party. No Collusion, No Obstruction! Knew he couldn’t get the nomination to run again in the Great State of Michigan. Already being challenged for his seat. A total loser!