Search resumes for beach munitions

February 4, 2009 6:47:44 AM PST
Workers are scouring beaches in Surf City for leftover World War I explosives that were pumped ashore during a beach replenishment project in 2006. So far, they haven't found anything as they sift the sand through a series of screens.

The Army Corps of Engineers says the work will be conducted Mondays through Saturdays and should be finished by May 22, in time for the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

More than 1,100 munitions have been found since the beach replenishment project was completed. They were unwittingly pumped ashore along with 880,000 cubic yards of sand.

The cost of the cleanup is estimated at $17 million.

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

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