Munitions Removal From Bogue Sound Bombing Target Later This Month

Feb 7, 2017

Marine Corp Air Station Cherry Point contractors will be removing old munition-related debris from a former bombing range in Bogue Sound later this month.  Jared Brumbaugh has more. 

Wood Island, located about a half mile from the eastern side of Emerald Isle, is the former site of Bomb Target 2 and was used to train military pilots in the 1940s and 50s.   According to a press release, the Navy has conducted multiple cleanup operations on the island, removing more than 8,500 pounds of munition debris.   This year’s project will begin February 21st and take about three weeks.  Public access will be restricted around the island.  In the unlikely event a munition is found and cannot be safely removed, it will be destroyed on site.  Residents in Emerald Isle may hear a muffled explosion.  I’m Jared Brumbaugh.