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Former Precision Bombing Ranges in New Mexico

Q: What types of potential hazards exist?

A:  Military munitions, such as practice bombs with spotting charges, were potentially used at the former Carlsbad Precision Bombing Range #10.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is unable to rule out the presence of munitions that may pose an explosive hazard.

Q: What do I do if I suspect I may have come across a military munition?

A:  If you suspect you may have come across a military munition, the best way to ensure your safety is to follow the 3Rs of Explosives Safety:

Recognize

When you may have encountered a munition and that munitions are dangerous

Retreat

Do not approach, touch, move or disturb it, but carefully leave the area

Report

Call 911 and advise the police of what you saw and where you saw it.

Q: What are the findings of the work that the government has completed?

A:  Historical research and site inspections indicate that military munitions were potentially used at this range, and some munitions may remain on the property.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has determined that further investigation is required for the former Carlsbad Precision Bombing Range #10.

Q: What will be done next?

A:  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will make explosives safety education material that is based on the 3Rs available to the landowner and the community.  Additionally, it will coordinate with the landowners as it plans required response activities.

For more information, call the Formerly Used Defense Sites Information Center toll-free number 1-855-765-FUDS (3837). 

Additional information can be found by searching on the property name, Carlsbad PBR #10, in the Geographic Information System tool on the Formerly Used Defense Sites website at www.fuds.mil  –   FUDS Inventory Per State.

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