2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 23 May 2005 18:29:04 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Chesapeak Bay beach restoration - and ordnance
Buckroe 'a lot better'

This year's beach season will open with higher sand quality, more room
to sunbathe and a closer watch on bacteria levels.

Newport News Daily Press (VA)
May 21 2005

Swimmers and sunbathers heading out before the Memorial Day weekend can
look forward to a bigger Buckroe Beach and more monitoring for bacteria
in the water this year.


The sand was dredged from a site about two miles offshore. Enough sand
to fill 44,000 dump trucks was pumped onto the beaches.

Grates in the pump system caught 15 pieces of ordnance, which were
disposed of by explosive experts.

None of the bombs was live. During World War I and World War II, Fort
Monroe conducted bomb practice in the Chesapeake Bay, so it's not
unusual to find ordnance, Lochen said.


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
c/o PSC, 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545
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