Pier 91 workers upset over ammunition discovery

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on October 28, 2010 at 8:50 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 28 at 12:27 PM

SEATTLE -- The KING 5 Investigators broke the story about World War II military ammunition found in the waters of Elliott Bay. Now the people who work along Pier 91 every day are reacting to the news.

Mark Berg, who works in the fishing industry, called the KING 5 Investigators' discovery upsetting.

"Something like this would be such a major issue, especially with our cruise ships, having an ammo dump right underneath a Seattle Pier. I don't understand it," said Mark Berg, worker.

The Port of Seattle is coming off a record year with the best cruise season ever, generating $425 million in revenue for 2010.

Berg said he's angry that people who work along the pier were not notified immediately after the ammunition was discovered.

The Coast Guard has agreed to an interview and will talk on-camera about the discovery. KING 5 will air that interview along with more reaction to the story on KING 5 News at 5  tonight.


 

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