The United States Navy is set to open a public comment period on its proposed remedial action plan for Noman’s island— a 600-acre dot off the coast of Chilmark that was used as a naval gunnery range and aerial bombardment site for much of the 20th century.


An $8.1 million project to remove World War II-era munitions is underway at Long Point Wildlife Refuge on the Tisbury Great Pond.

Police, fire, and Navy officials gathered at Long Point Wildlife Refuge Wednesday to dispose of a 100-pound World War II photo flash bomb.

A large project to remove World War II-era munitions from Cape Pogue is scheduled to resume this month, with additional work required because of the large quantity of practice bombs found in the area.

Part of northeast Cape Pogue Bay will remain closed to fishing gear as the Army Corps of Engineers works to remove munitions from the water.


The remote northern end of Chappaquiddick has been bustling with activity this spring as cleanup of World War II-era practice bombs begins.