Feds continue combing NJ beaches for munitions
By WAYNE PARRY, Associated Press Writer – Wed Feb 11, 4:04 am ET
SURF CITY, N.J. – Back when World War I was winding down, Navy ships patrolling the New Jersey coast found themselves with leftover ammunition and no targets.
So they dumped it all overboard, probably thinking the fuses and other ordnance would never be seen or heard from again.
They were wrong. Nearly 90 years later, the fuses resurfaced, invading the shores of two of New Jersey's most popular beaches, Surf City and Ship Bottom.
The federal government is now in the third — and hopefully final — year of a cleanup that will cost nearly $17 million.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers unwittingly sucked the munitions from the sea bed and pumped them ashore as part of a massive beach replenishment project begun in late 2006 to keep the towns' beaches nice and wide.
So the feds spent millions "to keep the towns' beaches nice and wide."
collect myself and look out the window at that piss poor fucking excuse for a county road out in front of the farm. . . a little gravel on top of all the mud would be nice.
look out the other side of the house and think about the $500 the USDA just couldn't afford to give me last year to help out with the cost of lime and fertilizer to help restore the hay fields that were neglected for years before I bought this small struggling family farm.
$17 million to fix a problem that resulted when you spent probably twice that amount to "keep the towns' beaches nice and wide?!" Are these motherfuckers on drugs? Question 2: Am I the only one who looks at shit like this and thinks "WTF?!"
[Don't even get me started on the geological buffoonery of even trying to "keep the beaches nice and wide.]
There are people struggling to stay alive in this country. There are children going to school in buildings that are falling apart with books that are 30 yrs old that they have to share. Need I go on about the poor state of nutrition and housing in Amurkkka?
Does anybody care or are we just too damned busy keeping the beaches nice and wide?