High tide in Outer Banks exposes old military site, petroleum contamination closes stretch of beach

Source: https://www.wral.com/, March 27, 2024
By: Liz McLaughlin

A stretch of beach in Cape Hatteras is closed due to petroleum contamination suspected to be from Cold War-era Navy infrastructure.

A recent storm exposed debris from a once-secret military site on Buxton Beach. As a result, about one-third of a mile of the beach was closed Sunday due to the petroleum contamination continuing to spread. Read more.

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