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Japanese Experts Investigate Latest World War II-Era Chemical Weapons Find in China

A seven-member team of Japanese experts arrived in northeast China yesterday to investigate the latest find of World War II-era chemical munitions, according to the Xinhua News Agency (see GSN, July 29).

Thirty chemical weapons have been found at Lianhuapao Village in Dunhua, Jilin Province, since two children were injured last month after they pried open a weapon and were splashed by the liquid it carried.

Chinese experts have said that the munitions contain mustard gas (Xinhua News Agency, Aug. 3).

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