Public Warned Not To Handle UXO

Grouville, Jersey (Channel Islands) Authorities are warning residents of the coastal town not to handle any ordnance items found along the shoreline. The stern warning came after pictures emerged on-line of metal detector enthusiasts handling a WWII era shell.

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Airport Temporarily Closed Due To UXO Finds

Rome, Italy The Ciampino airport was evacuated and flights diverted after three WWII era UXO items were found during construction work. An Italian Army EOD team responded and safely disposed of the items. The airport was re-opened after about three hours with several flights being delayed or diverted.

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UXO Uncovered During Residential Swimming Pool Construction

Garden City, South Carolina A homeowner almost went off the deep end when the construction crew building his new pool uncovered ordnance items on his property. Workers called the police who responded and contacted the Air Force for technical support.

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Garden Discovery - UXO Uncovered During Renovations

Willaston, United Kingdom Two WWII era UXO were found in the garden of a residential property undergoing renovations. After finding the rounds, the construction crew notified the local police who responded and setup an exclusion zone around the area.

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An EOD unit was called in to remove the items from the property for proper disposal.

WWII Era Bomb Found Behind Gas Station

Cologne, Germany Over 1,000 people were evacuated from their homes after a WWII era bomb was found behind a gas station. The UXO, identified as a U.S. 500 pound bomb was found during excavation work in the southern suburb of Cologne-Poll.

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Ordnance Found in Busy Park

Hyde Park, United Kingdom A WWII era mortar round found in Hyde Park's Serpentine Lake caused one of London's busiest parks to be temporarily evacuated. The ordnance was reportedly partially submerged was eventually identified an inert WWII era training round. Bomb disposal personnel searched portions of the Lake near the find to ensure no other ordnance was in the area.

Magnet Fishing Yields WWII Era Mortar

Gloucestershire, United Kingdom A 22 year old man magnet fishing in the River Severn pulled up a WWII era mortar round. Recognizing that the find was potentially dangerous, the man quickly backed away and called the police.

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Man Digs Up Mortars in Garden

Norfolk, United Kingdom A man working in his garden in Burgh Castle uncovered what he suspected was scrap metal. The man showed the find to his neighbor who also found similar items on his property. The idea of taking the items to the recycling facility was quickly abandoned after the neighbor became concerned over the items.

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Thousands Evacuated As Render Safe Operation Conducted

Brandenburg, Germany Nearly 3,000 residents had to be evacuated and nearby roads closed as a bomb disposal team performed a render safe operation on a WWII era 250-kg bomb. The UXO, identified as a U.S. bomb, was discovered during a pre-construction survey of the area.

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Runway Temporarily Closed Due to UXO

Tokyo, Japan A runway at the Narita International Airport was temporarily closed after construction workers uncovered a UXO near runway-A. Police and a bomb disposal team responded to safely remove the UXO  reported as a WWII era ordnance (specific type not reported).

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