EOD Responds to Parking Lot UXO Call

Guam Navy EOD responded to what was believed to be an unexploded World War II ordnance at the Inarajan Pools. However, according to reports, the UXO was actually just a parking barrier covered in cement.

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Ashland [UXO] Contractor Pleads Guilty to Bribery Charge

Source: Mail Tribune
Posted: April 18, 2016 (News we missed - sorry)

PORTLAND - An Ashland defense contractor acknowledged Monday [April 18, 2016] that he bribed a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers program manager to secure $171 million in contracts over a decade.

The 73-year-old contractor, who goes by the singular name Sky, pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiracy and could face a maximum of five years in prison at his Oct. 11 sentencing. Lawyers for both sides indicated a sentence of about two years is more likely.

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UXO Provides Christmas Surprise 75 Years Late

Augsburg, Germany Nearly 54,000 residents were not able to spend Christmas at home due to a forced evacuation effort scheduled for the disposal of the approximately 2-ton British WWII era bomb. The bomb dropped by the British Air Force back in the 1940s was found during construction work. However, Authorities responding to the initial call decided to hold off on the render safe operation due to the nearly 1-mile exclusion zone that was required.

Instead, the biggest evacuation in post-war German history was scheduled for Christmas day mainly due to the fact the traffic in and around the area is very light around the holidays.



Fireworks Market Destroyed From Sympathetic Detonations

Tultepec, Mexico A series of explosions rocked the San Pablito fireworks market killing 35 and injuring as many as 50 others with reports of a dozen people still missing. Explosions lasted for nearly 20 minutes caused by a series of sympathetic detonations which jumped from one fireworks vendor to another destroying the market in the process.

Mexico - Fireworks


Munition Removed from Hilton Head

Hilton Head, South Carolina An EOD team from Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort removed a WWII-era training round from the beach at Palmetto Dunes on Hilton Head Island. The item was removed and taken to the air station where it will either be rendered inert and preserved if has historical value, or safely destroyed if not.

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