|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:30:58 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS: "Explosive Beach Objects" in New England|
Explosive Beach Objects - Just Another Example Of Massachusetts' Charm By Edgar B. Herwick III WGBH (Boston, MA) July 29, 2015Speculation ran wild in the days following that Rhode Island beach explosion, and one of the early theories posed that it might have been an old military munition buried in the sand. But just how likely is it that a military ordnance would be found on a New England beach?
It’s fairly common, it turns out.This time last year, a small crowd gathered at Marconi Beach in Wellfleet to watch from a distance as the state bomb squad detonated a 14 inch projectile found buried in the sand.
The unexploded ordnance - or UXO - was still live, despite the fact that it was some 70 years old. Sargent William Qualls, who heads the Massachusetts state bomb squad, explains that during World War II there were large-scale Naval exercises on the coast with shooting ranges on the islands; a mock German village was even built on the Cape to prepare soldiers for urban warfare. As you might imagine, the area was crawling with munitions. As it turns out - it still is.
... For the entire story, seehttp://wgbhnews.org/post/explosive-beach-objects-just-another-example- massachusetts-charm
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