Just one propellant grain found in Navy dive
Navy divers searching for tiny explosives in 45-foot-deep waters off the Waianae Coast last week found only one propellant grain, the Army said in a news release.
The Army had asked a Navy dive team to look for the cylindrical inch-long pellets underwater at a former munitions dump site where a civilian diver said he had seen them, said Army spokeswoman Donna Klapakis.
On March 8 the Army announced that people should be cautious about small propellant grains that had washed up on Maili Beach because they were highly flammable. The pellets people had found on the beach ranged from olive green to brown and from 1/4 to 3/8 of an inch in diameter.
The Army will continue to search for the source of the influx of grains reported earlier this month, Klapakis said.
Anyone in possession of the propellant grains or who sees them is asked to call police or fire departments for proper disposal.
Anyone with information that could be helpful to finding the origin of the granules is asked to contact the Army public affairs office at 655-8727.
Cylindrical inch-long pellets like this have been found on Maili beach.