Live Artillery Shell Found

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

 

A World War One era live artillery shell found in a creek running into Cane Creek on McClellan… The Anniston Police Department, Anniston Fire Department and Matrix Environmental Services were on the scene to contain the event. The shell was found near the Cane Creek by Jeff Hines of White Plains who was taking a walk along the creek. Hines says if you find something you need to report it. According to senior unexploded ordnance supervisor for Matrix Environmental Services David Abernathy, the shell was a 75-mm shrapnel round with a M-1907 powder train time fuze. According to reports, the unexploded ordnance was removed from where it was found at McClellan and taken to Pelham Range for disposal.

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