chemical mine

chemical mine

A mine containing a chemical agent designed to kill, injure, or incapacitate personnel or to contaminate materiel or terrain.
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But a handful of reef inhabitants has learned how to navigate the gorgonians' toxic chemical mine field and exploit these abundant corals for both food and shelter, giving themselves an edge over their fellow reef competitors.
Concealed beneath the mine tailings' thin layer of topsoil lies extremely toxic chemical mine wastes, and with the first unusual spring runoff event, those wastes will be released into the creek.
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