Safety Reminders Issued After Another Military Ordnance Found On Assateague (VA/USA)


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(The Dispatch) ASSATEAGUE — For the second time this month, local, state and federal officials rendered safe unexploded military ordnance that washed ashore at the north end of Assateague Island.

Shortly after 1 p.m. on Tuesday, the Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office and the U.S. Air Force 436th Civil Engineer Squadron-Emergency Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team based out of Dover Air Force Base responded to Assateague Island National Seashore after the discovery of three suspected military ordnance that washed ashore in the area of North Ocean Beach. It marked the second time in as many weeks military ordnance washed ashore at Assateague.

National Park Service rangers reported the suspicious devices, which triggered the response of the Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office and the EOD team. EOD technicians determined the ordnance, which had been in the water for an undetermined amount of time, needed to be rendered safe where it was located and completed the task.


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Published: Friday, July 29, 2022

Last Updated: Thursday, November 2, 2023

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