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Officials Eye WWII Sites On The Cape

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EAST SANDWICH (AP) – Federal officials are looking at some sites on Cape Cod to determine if unexploded ordnance was left behind from Army training during World War II.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is evaluating whether a site in East Sandwich and another training location in Mashpee should be added to a growing list of once-used defense sites. Some residents are concerned that the Army left behind unexploded ordnance and pollution.

Kimberly Harriz, program manager for the Army National Guard, says munitions such as small arms were used for firing into the ocean and that residents have little to worry about.

A manager for the corps says that although unexploded ordinance may be in the dunes, officials don’t want to investigation further because of the sensitive environment.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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