Military munitions debris closes section of Assateague beach

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ASSATEAGUE, Md. (AP) — The National Park Service has closed a section of beach at the Assateague Island National Seashore after military munitions debris washed ashore.

The park service announced Sunday that the partial closure is in effect for the North Beach swimming area in Maryland. The park service says the closure comes after the discovery of at least seven pieces of military munitions debris on the beach over the last two weeks.

Most are just metal fragments, but officials say since some may still contain residue of explosives or propellant, they must be considered dangerous.


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