2010 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2010 08:53:24 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS, FUDS, TRIBES: Ordnance at Pt. Reyes National Seashore (CA)
World War II-era bomb debris could be buried in Point Reyes National Seashore

Rob Rogers
Marin Independent Journal/Contra Costa Times (CA)
July 18, 2010

A new report from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers suggests there may be bombs, ammunition and other World War II-era ordnance buried within the woods and beaches of the Point Reyes National Seashore - and that there's a remote chance those explosives could pose a danger to staff and visitors at the national park.

"Our sense, based on the conclusions in this report, is that the likelihood is small," said Gordon White, chief of cultural resources management at the Point Reyes National Seashore. "Since June of 1947, no munitions have been found."

Yet a dispute between the corps and the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria has stalled a more thorough investigation of the former Drakes Bay Range, an area about 11 miles southwest of Inverness that served as an artillery range, training ground and bombing range during World War II.


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