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APG's Large, Loud Detonations To Continue

Perry Hall residents may continue to hear big booms from Aberdeen Proving Ground until Dec. 14.

The loud booms that Perry Hall residents have heard this week may continue next week, according to Aberdeen Proving Ground's U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command.

Louder-than-normal detonations could be heard around the area during the week of Dec. 3-7. They will continue beginning Friday, and running until about Dec. 14.

According to a statement from the Army Test and Evaluation Command, "These detonations are likely to generate sound and/or vibration outside the installation boundary. If weather conditions are not favorable in minimizing noise off the installation, firing will be rescheduled."

ATEC provides services to Department of Defense organizations as well as government contract agencies.

For more information, contact 410-278-1147 or 800-688-8705.

Noise caused by similar testing caused concern among community members on Nov. 19. Several residents reported on Patch and on Facebook that the sounds had upset pets and shaken homes in the Perry Hall area.

The Patch article on the booms was featured by the Strange Sounds blog that focuses on "weird sounds, earth groaning, sounds of apocalypse around the world."

TELL US: Have the booms sounded louder to you recently? Leave a comment.

Wayne Monroe December 08, 2012 at 10:58 AM
So, what else is new?
You December 08, 2012 at 01:10 PM
They have been doing this in scheduled periods for decades now. Most of what they are exploding is unspent ordinance (believe it or not) from WW2 and Vietnam. It is too dangerous to use and they store all of it at APG. Yeah imagine how much is stockpiled, wow!

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