Another Magnet Fishing UXO Find

Leicester, United Kingdom A 48-year old man recovered an ordnance item out of the River Soar while magnet fishing. The man, who is part of the Northants Magnet Fishing group, was keen enough to know to back away and notify authorities.

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UXO ? Just Ask Google

Kewstoke, United Kingdom A young boy walking along North Somerset beach found spotted a suspicious object among the rocks. The boy called his father over to take a closer look. Concerned that the item appeared to be ordnance related, the father used his phone to ask Google what to do - and was given the response 'dial 999 and ask for the coastguard.'

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UXO Found Under Idaho Highway Bridge

Boise, Idaho Two UXO items were found during construction under Idaho Highway 45 bridge over the Snake River, according to the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD). The first device was found on October 31 when divers were inspecting the base of the bridge pier underwater. The contractor notified the Canyon County Sheriff's Office, which contacted a bomb squad from the Nampa Police Department to retrieve the explosive device.

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Home Construction Project Results in UXO Find

Te Puke, New Zealand A construction crew working on a residential construction project halted operations after finding a munition item. They called the police who responded and evacuated several nearby homes. The police contacted the New Zealand Defence Force bomb squad based in Auckland for technical assistance.

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Work Crew Finds UXO

Suffolk, Virginia Suffolk Fire and Rescue and the Suffolk Police Department responded to a report of an UXO in the 6900 block of Armstead Avenue. The item was found by a crew working in the area.

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Police closed Armstead Road while Navy EOD responded to the location to remove the item. The area where the UXO was found was reportedly part of the former Nansemond Ordnance Depot that was active during WWI and WWII.

That's No "Peace Pipe" - That's a UXO!

Basildon, United Kingdom While treasure hunting with his wife in Pitsea, a man came across what he believed to be an old pipe. Luckily for the two, the man was knowledgeable enough to recognize that the pipe he had dug up was actually a munition item.

He contacted police, who in turn contacted a Ministry of Defense Bomb Squad. The bomb squad arrived and identified the item as WWII era ordnance (exact type and nomenclature not reported). The item was safely and successfully detonated by the bomb squad to eliminate any threat.

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Soloman Islands EOD Respond to Multiple UXO Calls

Munda, Soloman Islands The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) in Honiara responded to reports of a UXO at Munda Airport in the Western Province. The munition was found close to a runaway by a contractor working on the fence line at the airport. The responding bomb disposal unit was to safely relocate the item for off-site disposal.

While authorities were responding, two more unidentified UXO items were reported at Kindu, Munda. The bomb disposal unit responded and conducted an in-place disposal as the items were deemed unsafe to move.

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Maui Munition Forces Beach Closure

Maui, Hawaii Public access to a Makena Beach in Maui was temporarily restricted after Maui police responded to a UXO find. The old, rusted ordnance was found lodged between rocks at the beach. The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) reported that the ordnance was found about 150-200 yards north of an area known as "five graves."

DLNR is monitoring the area until EOD from Oahu can respond to investigate the unidentified item. The public has been asked to stay away from a closed-off area near Chang's Beach in Makena until the UXO has been removed.

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Washington Interstate Closed for UXO Transport

Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington The southbound lanes of Interstate 5 were shutdown as officials removed a UXO discovered near Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM). The old landmine (exact type not reported) was unearthed by railroad workers.

EOD from JBLM deemed the item potentially hazardous and ordered it removed to the base for disposal. Transportation of the ordnance was safely executed and all lanes were reopened.

EOD to Dispose of UXO on Plum Tree Island

Newport News, Virginia The 633rd Civil Engineering Squadron EOD from the Joint Base Langley-Eustis will dispose of three UXO on Plum Tree Island National Wildlife Refuge. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service personnel discovered the items in January.

One has been identified as a rocket warhead and the other two are marine markers. Plum Tree Island was utilized as a bombing range from 1917 to the late 1950s.

Residents in the adjacent areas have been notified that explosions may be heard during disposal operations.

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