Army Yields On Munitions' Cleanup Plan

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USA Today
February 12, 2009
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The Army Corps of Engineers agreed Wednesday to immediately close a Long Beach Island, N.J., storage site containing some World War I-era munitions after local officials complained that it was near an elementary school, playground and library.
The agreement came hours after corps officials said they did not plan to move the Surf City site, saying the items didn't pose a hazard. The munitions -- mostly 6- to 8-inch-long fuses -- were accidentally pumped ashore during the Army's beach replenishment project in 2006. Under the agreement, any munitions recovered from the beach will be picked up daily by military personnel.