Monday, 15 May 2017

Underwater explosives training will be conducted this Thursday

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The US Navy's Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit will detonate a total of 5 lbs. of explosives beneath the water's surface on a sandy bottom.

Guam - The controversial underwater detonation training that sparked outrage in the community will continue on as scheduled in Outer Apra Harbor this Thursday. 

As part of the training, the US Navy's Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit will detonate a total of 5 lbs. of explosives beneath the water's surface on a sandy bottom.

On May 3rd, Joint Region Marianas Rear Admiral Shoshana Chatfield addressed concerns from the public and the legislature, telling media that the training is routine and relatively harmless to the environment.

For the safety of the public, the Coast Guard will establish a safety zone to restrict access in the vicinity. The training will be conducted from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

 

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