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Closure of San Miguel Island Questioned
updated: Jul 16, 2014, 11:45 AM

San Miguel Island was closed for a bomb sweep earlier this year, but many are questioning the sudden shutdown by the Navy, reports The Independent.

This past April a press release stated the U.S. Navy closed San Miguel Island due to concerns of possible unexploded devices. San Miguel Island was used as an active bombing range from WWII through the 1970s and is currently owned by the U.S. Department of Defense while managed by the National Park Service.

In a recent article, Tyler Hayden of The Independent reports the Navy has yet to take the promised action of sweeping the island to ensure public safety. The entire risk assessment may cost an estimated $250,000 to $500,000 but the Navy has not yet set aside that funding, reports Hayden, and the lack of movement has many people asking questions.

Read the full report at independent.com

San Miguel Island (Photo by John Wiley)

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