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Some FL Lawmakers Want Army to Expand Search for World War 2 Bombing Range

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) _ Some Florida lawmakers want the Army to
expand its search of a former World War II bombing range.

Their letter to the Army Corps of Engineers comes after several
explosives -- including a 23-pound bomb -- were found at and near
the Orlando site in recent months. The latest bomb was found under
a few feet of dirt at a home under construction.

Senators Bill Nelson and Mel Martinez and Congressman Ric Keller
signed the note.

The lawmakers want a larger search to include nearby
communities. An assortment of bombs, rockets, fuses and a grenade
have been found in the area.

The Army is planning to check a 50-acre section near a school.
The old bombing range covered more than 12,000 acres when it was in
use during the war.

A Corps spokeswoman had no immediate comment on the lawmakers'
letter.


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