Army hopes to avoid this happening again

August 20, 2008 5:37:10 AM PDT
Army officials are planning to spend millions to keep exploded artillery shells from flying off Picatinny Arsenal in Rockaway Township.

A piece of an exploded shell damaged a home and killed a cat in Jefferson in April.

The concept calls for building an 80-foot-long by 80-foot-wide structure with a height of 14 feet. The walls would be comprised of replaceable four-inch-thick armor steel plates to deflect the debris.

Quality Engineering & System Assurance director Dominick Carra tells the Daily Record of Parsippany a long-term fragment containment system contained within a building could cost more than $10 million.

All outdoor testing at the arsenal is suspended until the containment unit is built.


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