Corps finds no munitions but other dangers at old bombing range

DYERSBURG, Tenn. (AP) -- A survey of a World War II bombing practice range near Dyersburg has found no munitions. But it also concludes the danger is high enough to warrant more investigation.

A technical manager for the project says the initial survey found no unexploded ordinance within the top four feet of soil at the Dyersburg Army Airfield High Altitude Bombing Range.

But the corps remains concerned because B-17 bombers dropped high explosives on the 2,300-acre site. And there's no evidence the Army removed any bomb remnants when it surrendered the site 63 years ago.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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