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Contractors Remove Unexploded Military Bombs, Shells In Granville County

Posted May 18, 2004

— Contractors are taking the first steps to remove unexploded bombs and shells in Granville County.

Some houses that sit on the old Camp Butner site may contain unexploded bombs and shells. Now, people who live around the area are fearing for their safety.

Karen Colclough said she feels lucky that only two shells were found on her property, one of which was 100 yards from her home.

So far, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said they found nearly 100 artifacts in the roughly 15-home area.

Bomb specialists will detonate any live ordinance. Some people have been forced to leave their homes while the military inspects the land.

The removal work is expected to be completed by early June.

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