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Navy to detonate munitions recovered at Pearl Harbor

By THE HONOLULU STAR-ADVERTISER Published: August 27, 2018

(Tribune News Service) — Navy contractors will destroy munitions recovered during recent dredging at Pearl Harbor in controlled detonations Monday at Waipio Peninsula.

The munitions originate from events including the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the 1944 landing ship tank explosion, as well as possible past disposal practices, according to Naval Facilities Engineering Command.

Scheduled for detonation are a variety of projectiles and cartridges, fuses, flares, hand grenades, small arms ammunition and other military munitions.

The detonations will occur between 1 and 2 p.m. at a secured site on the peninsula. The public might hear a series of popping sounds, but there is no public risk involved with the procedure, NAVFAC affirmed.

This will be the second of three scheduled detonation procedures. The last is scheduled for Sept. 28.

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