It may not feel like the time to think about the beach, but the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has cleanup crews combing the sand of Surf City, NJ—so far, it's found over 450 "potentially explosive fuses and ordnance" (from the World War I period) since late January. The AP reports, "The corps unwittingly sucked the munitions from the sea bed and pumped them ashore as part of a beach replenishment project begun in late 2006. Beachgoers began finding them in 2007." D'oh! While some people are upset they had no idea there was a sandbag bunker nearby, one woman told NBC 10, "I don’t think they’ll explode -- they’re old and they’re rusted." Over a thousand have been found in the past two years and it's hoped the cleanup will be completed by May for this year's beach season.
More World War I-Era Munitions Found at Jersey Shore
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