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LAS VEGAS, Nev.– The army only recently began working on a lead-free bullet program, but is now speeding the research and development to field a new, environmentally friendly 5.56mm bullet to be manufactured this summer.  In past attempts, the army has experimented with green ammunition that did not perform well and proved to be almost as harmful to the environment as lead-based ammo has been, said Lt. Col. Jeff Woods, project manager for Small Caliber Ammunition.

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