Couple Digs Up Grenade While Gardening

Scotforth, England A civilian couple digging out a distressed tree in their front garden got the shock of the day when a grenade "rolled out of the soil." According to one of the finders, "You could tell it wasn't a normal rock. It was oval shaped and I was tapping it with a stone and my husband said 'that looks like a grenade' so I stopped tapping it!"

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Airport Runway Closed Due To WWII-Era UXO

Okinawa, Japan Airport officials were forced to close a runway at Naha Airport on after construction workers uncovered an unexploded bomb likely dropped by U.S. forces during WWII. The bomb was discovered near the airport's No. 1 runway, according to a spokeswoman for Naha city.

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Navy EOD Disposed UXO From Waters Off Lanikai

Lanikai Beach, Hawaii The U.S. Navy's EOD team, Detachment Mid-Pacific, safely set off C-4 explosives attached to UXO off Lanikai Beach. The detonation was the culmination of an all-day UXO removal for the special Navy team in cooperation with the Dept. of Land and Natural Resources.

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Projectile Removed From Business in Tennessee

Cleveland, Tennessee The Cleveland Police Department Bomb Squad responded to a call of a military ordnance that discovered on the property of Industrial Valve Sales & Service. When the bomb technicians arrived, they were taken to a large projectile that was sitting on a pallet. The bomb technicians determined the item was safe to transport to a remote location for destruction.

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WWII Grenades Ignite During Excavation

London Colney, England A, EOD team was called in after 16 white phosphorous WWII grenades were found by builders. The unexploded grenades were unearthed under a patio near an old pub in London Colney.

A digger clearing land for new apartments reportedly ran over the grenades igniting a fire. Hertfordshire Fire & Rescue were called to the scene, but the EOD team was called in and the area cordoned off once it was apparent that ordnance was involved.

EOD placed the grenades into a water filled container until the they were destroyed through open detonation procedures. No one was injured and the cordons were lifted.


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