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Unexploded Ordnance Areas, Northeast United States, 2012

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Description
Unexploded ordnance (or UXOs/UXBs, sometimes identified as UO) are explosive weapons (bombs, bullets, shells, grenades, land mines, naval mines, etc.) that did not explode when they were employed and still pose a risk of detonation, potentially many decades after they were used or discarded. While “UXO” is widely and informally used, munitions and explosives of concern (MEC) is the current preferred terminology within the remediation communityTo support coastal and ocean planning and other activities pursuant to the Coastal Zone Management Act, Energy Policy Act, Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Rivers and Harbors Act and the Submerged Lands Act.
Publisher
United States. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Place(s)
Atlantic Ocean, Block Island Sound (R.I.), Rhode Island Sound (Mass. and R.I.), Rhode Island, Blue Hill Bay (Me.), Boston Harbor (Mass.), Buzzards Bay (Mass. : Bay), Maine, Cape Cod Bay (Mass.), Casco Bay (Me.), Cobscook Bay (Me.), Connecticut, Frenchman Bay (Me.), Maine, Gulf of, Ipswich Bay (Mass.), Long Island Sound (N.Y. and Conn.), Saco Bay (Me.), Vineyard Sound (Mass.), Machias Bay (Me.), Massachusetts Bay (Mass.), Massachusetts, Nantucket Sound (Mass.), Narragansett Bay (R.I.), New Hampshire, New York (State), and Penobscot Bay (Me.)
Subject(s)
Explosives, Military, Unexploded ordnance, Oceans, Environment, and Military
Year
2012
Held by
Stanford
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