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A Century After WWI, Munitions Still Make Their Way Onto Beaches

A century after World War I ended, discarded munitions from that and other wars continue to make their way onto beaches around the country. Items ranging from tiny fuses to full-scale mines are displaced by beach replenishment projects, sucked from the ocean floor and pumped ashore, or by strong storms that uncover them. The most recent discovery came earlier this month when seven WWI rifle grenades were found on the beach in Mantoloking, New Jersey, which is undergoing a beach...

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