WWII munitions deliberately buried on beach

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23 November 2005, AMSTERDAM — The city council in Delfzijl said munitions found in the sand on a local beach last year were buried deliberately.

23 November 2005

AMSTERDAM — The city council in Delfzijl said munitions found in the sand on a local beach last year were buried deliberately.

Delfzijl is a city in the northeast of the Netherlands. It is situated on the left bank of the River Ems estuary, which forms the border with Germany.

The council published the findings of an investigation on Wednesday that indicated the World War II munitions found on the beach in 31 May and 27 July last year were put there on purpose. The finds consisted of used German artillery and mortar shells, and American bullets.

The report said the sand supplies received from Germany in 1996, 1997 and 2004 were properly checked prior to delivery and did not contain the munitions then.

A complaint has been lodged with the police. The council said it hopes the person responsible can be identified and made to pay the EUR 90,000 price tag for the clean-up operation.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2005]

Subject: Dutch news

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