U.S. Army Corps to Scour Long Beach Island One More Time For Left Over WWI Munitions

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is back at work scouring the sands of Long Beach Island for any remaining World War I era munitions that were accidentally pumped ashore two years ago as part of a beach replenishment project.

More than 1,100 old fuses and small anti-aircraft shells have been found.

Officials stress that most don't pose a danger, but say they need to find any remaining items just in case.

Cleanup costs could hit $17 million.

The presence of the munitions, which were dumped overboard from Navy ships during World War I, angered local officials and residents.

The munitions have even sprouted a cottage industry in T-shirts with slogans like "I Had A Blast on Long Beach Island."