Navy to detonate munitions recovered at Pearl Harbor

HONOLULU — Navy officials will destroy munitions recovered during recent dredging at Pearl Harbor in controlled detonations at Waipio Peninsula.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports a variety of projectiles and cartridges, fuses, flares, hand grenades, small arms ammunition and other military munitions are scheduled for detonation today.

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

Naval Facilities Engineering Command says 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,

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


Information from: Honolulu Star-Advertiser,


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