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Military Danger Zone Is Extended at Crater

WASHINGTON (CN) - The Defense Department has increased the area of the danger zone around the U.S. Marine Corps training grounds at the Ulupau Crater, Hawaii, for boater safety, according to a new rule.

The agency says that a more uniform shape will make the area easier to patrol, and will make it simpler for boaters to know whether or not they are in the hazard zone.

The department also has extended the hours of weapons firing from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, to 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Regarding environmental reports, the department states that sensitive wildlife areas were already in the danger zone, and that since "the probability of an unintended projectile exiting the crater is negligible, an expanded danger zone will not incrementally change, modify or otherwise adversely impact sensitive marine species and organisms."

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