Torpedeos Found At Construction Site

South Toms River, New Jersey A construction crew clearing the site of the old Shanty House on Atlantic City Boulevard were started to find two torpedoes buried in the area of the foundation. The crew contacted police who responded with investigators from the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office and Sheriff's Department, a New Jersey State Police bomb squad, and the Manitou Park Fire Department. After the bomb squad identified the items as military munitions, Navy EOD from Naval Weapons Station Earle in Colts Neck was called in. Navy EOD identified the torpedoes as inert training items and took possession of them for proper disposal.


Live Hand Grenade Found on Residential Property

Clemson, South Carolina A homeowner called police after finding a hand grenade near a tree on his property. The police called EOD who responded and removed the grenade for proper disposal. It's unclear how the grenade, which appeared to be intact, ended up on the property.


Boy Finds Grenade, Practices 3Rs

West Hartford, Connecticut The West Hartford Police Department responded to a home in West Hartford when a 12-year-old boy came home from school to find a dark green, pineapple hand grenade in his front yard. He wisely left it in place and went to tell his mother, who was shocked to find the munition in the mulch by her front porch. The local bomb squad plans to dispose of the ordnance which did not appear to be live.

Museum Pieces Destroyed After Explosives Detected

Aberystwyth, Wales Munitions on display at the Ceredigion Museum were destroyed after a recent inspection found traces of explosives. The WW I era munitions were reportedly found on a beach and have been in storage for decades. Several inspections over the years concluded that the munitions did not pose an explosive hazard.



EOD Going "Out on a Limb" For A Munition

Studland, United Kingdom You've heard the expression, "Money doesn't grow on trees," but in the UXO world we also know that "Munitions don't grow on trees, either!" Police, Coastguard officials, and British Army EOD personnel were called to Studland after a father and son discovered an old military ordnance item in a tree.

The heavily corroded munition, judged to be approximately 70-years-old, was wedged among the branches of a silver birch tree. The Coastguard evacuated the area and called on Army bomb disposal experts for advice. The Wiltshire-based EOD team suspected the device could still be explosive. Upon x-raying it was found to be solid inside rather than liquid and deemed safe for removal.



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