Storm unearths munitions at Jersey Shore

May 21, 2008 4:22:55 AM PDT
More explosives are surfacing on south Jersey beaches just days before the start of the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

Thirteen munitions were found in Surf City after last week's nor'easter churned the surf and caused beach erosion.

Army Corps of Engineers spokesman Khaalid Walls tells The Press of Atlantic City the corps expects to find more.

The explosives are similar to the more than 1,100 World War I-era military munitions that were pumped ashore during a beach-replenishment project last year. Beaches were closed until just before Memorial Day.

Munitions experts will be stationed in the area through the summer.

People are banned from digging more than a foot into the sand and are not allowed to use metal detectors.

Information from: The Press of Atlantic City, http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com


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