USS Arizona Deterioration Said Unavoidable

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    USS Arizona Deterioration Said Unavoidable
    Thu Jun 16,12:04 AM ET

    HONOLULU - A team of divers is collecting information that will help experts determine how fast the sunken USS Arizona is deteriorating.


    The battleship sank on Dec. 7, 1941, during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, which drew the United States into World War II. The remains of more than 1,100 crewmen remain entombed in the sunken wreckage, which is spanned by the USS Arizona Memorial.

    "Collapse in inevitable but by all indications, it is not imminent. It could be decades," said Matthew Russell, an underwater archaeologist who is heading the six-member team.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/uss_ariz...nBh_pas0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTA2bm5xNHVjBHNlYwNtcA--
     
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    IMHO no effort should be made to slow the deterioration of this ship. It should be allowed return to the earth.
     
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    The fuel and oil still contained in the ship are major concerns, though, from what I understand. Failure in the tanks would present an ecological disaster.
     

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