Puerto Rico officials close beach in Vieques as US Navy clears munitions

December 11, 2014 5:00 PM

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Authorities have closed a beach in the popular Puerto Rican island of Vieques after finding pieces of inactive munition.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says the U.S. Navy has so far removed objects including a projectile and a mortar tail. Officials say none of the objects found pose any danger to visitors.

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