2002 CPEO Military List Archive

From: CPEO Moderator <cpeo@cpeo.org>
Date: 19 Apr 2002 17:49:19 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Pit of munitions, fluids found on base
Pit of munitions, fluids found on base 
CAMP EDWARDS - A burial pit containing at least 75 inert munitions was 
discovered Monday in the southwest corner of Camp Edwards.

The munitions, none of which contain high explosives, include 74 inert 
3.5-inch rockets and one inert 66-millimeter rocket.

The munitions were discovered during an investigation into several 
suspected burial sites in a former defense contractor test range and 
military training area.

The range is above the central part of the aquifer that supplies water 
to Sandwich, Bourne, Falmouth and Mashpee. 

Because the discovery was within the radius of the Sandwich Neighborhood 
Buffer Zone, work stopped immediately, according to Christina Dolen, a 
spokeswoman for the Impact Area Groundwater Study Program.

Dolen said the area was secured to make certain there is no risk to 
nearby residents.

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