EOD Uses Explosives To Verify Munition As Inert

Saltstone, United Kingdom A Coastguard Rescue Team responded to Saltstone near Wanson Bay after a discovery of a possible UXO. Once there, they determined that the munition had already been declared harmless several years ago.

Despite the fact, photos of the item were then sent to the Coastguard Operations Centre in Falmouth, who then forwarded them to the Royal Navy's EOD Unit. Though not believed to be an immediate threat, they sent a team to inspect the find the next day.

The team was unable to make a positive identification, and because the item could not be removed due to its size and being embedded under heavy rocks, EOD removed one end with a 1kg explosive charge to see inside. Boscastle Coastguard Team was called in to cordon off the area and police closed off an adjacent road.The blast was reportedly heard three miles away.After opening up the ordnance, it was believed to be a dummy WWII anti-shipping mine.

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WWII Era Bombs Unearthed at Saipan Construction Site

San Roque, Saipan Workers uncovered seven unexploded WWII bombs at the construction site of Saipan Global Hotel, located south of the Gregorio T. Camacho Elementary School in San Roque. Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services Hazmat/Explosive Response Team responded to the site.

Four of the UXO were found buried one foot underground on the beach side on the property. A survey of the area yielded three additional ordnance items. The munitions, identified as 150-lb WWII Japanese naval bombs, were safely relocated to Marpi for proper disposal.

Canadian Hikers Encounter Live Mortar

Vernon, BC, Canada Hikers in Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park found a suspicious device, prompting the response of an EOD team from CFB Esquimault under the direction the Joint Task Force (Pacific). "The EOD team found one live mortar round, and although it was live, it was deemed safe to handle and was transported by the EDO team to another location to be safely disposed of," said Lt. (N) Melissa Kia, public affairs officer with Maritime Forces Pacific Canadian Armed Forces. UXO finds are common in the area which is near Camp Vernon, a military training camp during WWII.

Live French WWI Round Found in Garage

Needles, California A man located a UXO in a San Bernardino garage, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department. Upon inspection, deputies called in the support of the Sheriff's Arson/Bomb Detail for identification and removal.

The bomb squad identified the munition as a live WWI French artillery round (specific type not reported). The bomb squad safely removed the UXO from the property for disposal. How the UXO ended up in the garage is a mystery.

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Civil War UXO Found in Virginia Yard

Petersburg, Virginia Virginia State Police and Petersburg Police responded to a home in Petersburg after a Civil War-era ordnance was found. A bomb squad was called in to recover what was described as a "live mortar round" found behind the home. The surrounding area was evacuated while experts safely removed the munition to a landfill where it was detonated.

MuniRem Expands Into Israel

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MuniRem Environmental, LLC signs exclusive agreement withExplosive Manufacturing Industries (1997) Ltd, Zichron Yaacov, Israel.

Duluth, Georgia May 30, 2018 MuniRem Environmental, LLC is delighted to announce that Explosive Manufacturing Industries (1997) Ltd (EMI) has signed an agreement to be the exclusive distributor of MuniRem Reagents in the State of Israel.

EMI will use MuniRem technology for routine decontamination and safety in their own explosives manufacturing operations, in their demilitarization operations and will be the sole supplier of MuniRem Reagents to environmental remediation and munitions companies in Israel. EMI has already established an agreement with IEOD Engineering Ltd, Tel-Aviv, Israel, which will use MuniRem Reagent in its munitions destruction, demining and other munitions remediation activities.

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Magnet Fishing Nets Grenade

Castle Vale, United Kingdom A man and his nephew magnet fishing in a canal off Lathe Way, near Kingsbury Road, got a surprise catch  a WWII era hand grenade. The two called the police to report the find. The police responded and coordinated with a bomb disposal unit to conduct a controlled demolition disposal operation at nearby Pype Hayes Park. The hand grenade was safely disposed of without incident.

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