Mystery UXO - Activated Grenade Found on Canadian Roadside

Kamloops, Canada Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) responded to the site where what was believed to be a military smoke grenade had been activated, but failed to ignite. The item was treated as live ordnance, and the area was cordoned off while RCMP EOD safely disposed of the grenade. An investigation is underway to determine who discarded the grenade on the public road.

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UXO Goes up in Smoke on Florida Island

Huthinson Island, Florida St. Lucie County sheriff's officials were called to the scene of a small fire that broke out when construction crews unknowingly unearthed an old military munition. Three homes were evacuated and a quarter-mile area was cordoned off as the WWII training round was safely removed by local bomb technicians.

UXO Tech Alert - Benefit In Kind Increase

Washington, D.C the Department of Labor (DOL)issued All Agency Memorandum No. 225 which increased the applicable Health and Welfare (H&W) fringe rate, also known as benefits-in-kind, from $4.27 per hour to $4.41 effective August 1, 2017. All Agency Memorandum No. 225 can be downloaded using the link below.

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Barn Demo Leads to a "Dynamite" Discovery

Hanna City, Illinois Workers demolishing an old barn were shocked to find a bag inside a barn cabinet labeled, "Dynamite." The Peoria County Sheriff's Office arrived on the scene to discover more than 100 sticks along with blasting caps.

The homeowners were stunned to find they had been living next to the dangerous UXO for over 50 years. Officials evacuated them from their home while a four-wheeled robot was sent into the barn to remove the sticks with a mechanical arm. The robot then placed the TNT into a steel container outside where it was soaked in diesel fuel to stabilize the explosive chemicals. Then the load was burned and the remains properly disposed of.

Amber Souvenir Goes Up in Flames

Hamburg, Germany A 41-year-old woman was very lucky when she picked up what she believed to be a small piece of amber from wet sand beside the River Elbe and put it in the pocket of her jacket. The object, which actually turned out to be white phosphorus (WP), caught on fire inside the garment when it reacted with the air as it dried.

Firefighters then searched the beach looking for additional explosive material, but did not find any. WP burns at extremely high temperatures when exposed to air.

WWI Projectile Fuze Discovered on UK Beach

Somerset, United Kingdom Emergency services were called to Berrow Beach yesterday by lifeguards after a beachgoer found a fuze with a metal detector. The Burnham Coastguard responded and sent pictures of the item to the Royal Logistics Corps Bomb Disposal.

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Basement Renovations Result in UXO Find

Buffalo, New York A resident doing renovations in a basement found an odd object lodged between the floor and wall. Upon further examination, she discovered it was an old artillery round.

The woman called the Buffalo Police who called in the Erie County Sheriff's Office Bomb Squad. ATF agents also responded to the scene. The xrays taken by the bomb squad proved inconclusive so the bomb squad contacted the military for additional assistance. An Air Force EOD team from the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station responded.

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New Librarian Finds Civil War Ordnance In Office

Carlisle. Massachusetts A new librarian on her first day on the job at the Gleason Public Library came across Civil War era ordnance while cleaning out a closet. The ordnance was reportedly part of a Gettysburg collection of material donated to the town over a year ago.

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Outer Banks, NC WWII Training Round Find

Hatteras, North Carolina A WWII era munition was found on Hatteras Island, the second in a week's time. The National Park Service found the ordnance in a remote area on the southern end of the island. Navy EOD was called to respond. They identified the item as a practice round and safely disposed of the item.

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WWII Era RGP Components Brought To Police Station

Sunnyvale, California The city's police department was evacuated after a box containing WWII era grenades were brought into the lobby by two residents. The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office Bomb Squad was called to respond.

The bomb squad x-rayed the components of three rocket propelled grenades confirming the components did not contain any explosives. The bomb squad removed the items from the police station for proper off-site disposal.

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