Magnet Fishing Results In Hand Grenade Find

Vass, North Carolina The Crains Creek Fire Department announced via social media that a few locals were magnet fishing near Morrison Bridge and Riverview Drive when they found a hand grenade, missing its firing pin, near the bridge. Several emergency units responded, including military EOD, who determined that it was unsafe to transport the grenade.

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Joint Region Marianas Reaches Agreement on Guam UXO

Article Source: http://Navy.mil

WASHINGTON (NNS)- Culminating over three years of negotiation, Department of the Navy leaders today signed an agreement to establish a disciplined process for the Commander, Joint Region Marianas (CJRM) to have the authority to implement prudent explosive safety principles on Guam. The agreement will have an immediate impact on billions of dollars in military construction activities being undertaken by all military services with missions on Guam, including the relocation of United States Marines from the Island of Okinawa, Japan.

The ceremony marks submission of the Guam Munitions Response Explosive Safety Submission to the Naval Ordnance Safety and Security Activity (NOSSA). To acknowledge this historic occasion, Mr. Dale Sisson, Executive Director of NOSSA, and Mr. Jim Balocki, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Installations, Energy and Facilities) signed a memorandum of agreement.

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UXO Discovery in Germany Leads to Mass Evacuation

Dortmund, Germany Two large 330 pound American and British World War II-Era bombs were discovered in the Western German city of Dortmund, leading to the evacuation of approximately 14,000 people.

According to sources, two hospitals were evacuated and schools were opened as shelters for residents who had to leave their homes. Additionally, the city's train station was shut down and trains were re-routed. Helicopters patrolled the area overhead to make sure it was was clear before the bombs were safely diffused.

UXO are frequently found in Germany and often prompt equally large scale evacuations. In the Summer of 2019, a 1,100-pound World War II bomb was defused in Frankfurt after 16,500 people were ordered to leave their homes.

WW II-Era UXO Found in Man's Yard in Guam

Asam, Guam Mayor Salas was ready to leave work for the day when a man walked into his office with a WWII-era UXO wrapped in a rag that he had found while while working in his yard.

Mayor Salas promptly called EOD who responded and identified the item as a live WWII-era hand grenade. EOD removed the hand grenade for proper disposal.

Even though residents are urged to call the police as soon as UXO items are found, residents continue to hand-deliver UXO items to local government officials. Other Guam Mayors have reported similar situations where residents bring ordnance to Government offices for disposal.

Mayor Salas believes that the community hasn't been reached by the Government awareness campaign and asks that if an ordnance is found, to not touch it and call 911.<.p>

Florida Beachgoer Detects WWII Landmine

Vero Beach, Florida When Jeff Emlet's metal detector went off on Vero Beach recently, it prompted him to use his bare hands to dig up what turned out to be an old landmine. Realizing that it was likely ordnance, he dropped his metal detector and ran back to warn others in the area to stay away.

County fire officials confirmed it was a landmine, and EOD from Patrick AFB responded to remove it. Nearby Round Island Beach Park was used for WWII training at the Fort Pierce Naval Amphibious Training Base, and several land mines have washed up in the area over the past few years.

Officials issued a reminder the those who think they have stumbled on an old land mine are advised to back away immediately and call 911.

Florida Beachgoer Detects WWII Landmine

Vero Beach, Florida When Jeff Emlet's metal detector went off on Vero Beach recently, it prompted him to use his bare hands to dig up what turned out to be an old landmine. Realizing that it was likely ordnance, he dropped his metal detector and ran back to warn others in the area to stay away.

County fire officials confirmed it was a landmine, and EOD from Patrick AFB responded to remove it. Nearby Round Island Beach Park was used for WWII training at the Fort Pierce Naval Amphibious Training Base, and several land mines have washed up in the area over the past few years.

Officials issued a reminder the those who think they have stumbled on an old land mine are advised to back away immediately and call 911.

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Florida Beachgoer Detects WWII Landmine

Vero Beach, Florida When Jeff Emlet's metal detector went off on Vero Beach recently, it prompted him to use his bare hands to dig up what turned out to be an old landmine. Realizing that it was likely ordnance, he dropped his metal detector and ran back to warn others in the area to stay away.

County fire officials confirmed it was a landmine, and EOD from Patrick AFB responded to remove it. Nearby Round Island Beach Park was used for WWII training at the Fort Pierce Naval Amphibious Training Base, and several land mines have washed up in the area over the past few years.

Officials issued a reminder the those who think they have stumbled on an old land mine are advised to back away immediately and call 911.

Sonoma County Airport Parking Lot Littered with UXO

Santa Rosa, California Government officials have decided against housing a homeless encampment on a parking lot near the Sonoma County Airport due to the potential discovery of unexploded ordnance.

The parking lot is located within the former site of the World War II-era Santa Rosa Army Airfield, a large military air base that was littered with ordnance waste deposits before being converted into a civilian airport.

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WWII Ordnance Found on Selsey Beach, UK

Chichester, United Kingdom Two unexploded ordnances were found washed up on Selsey Beach in Chichester, UK.

According to sources, the Coastguard was called to the scene and the beach was cordoned off to protect the public. Pictures were taken and subsequently sent to the Navy Explosive Ordnance Team for examination and it was later confirmed that the items were unexploded bombs left over from World War Two. Two controlled explosions were then carried out on the beach by a bomb squad.

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WWII Ordnance Cache Found in Malaysia

Ipoh, Malasia Constructions workers discovered a cache of what's believed to be UXO and ammunition from World War II, near the Ipoh Inland Port in Malaysia.

According to sources, 30 105mm shells, 29 anti-personnel mines and 30 7.62mm bullets were found near the cargo train terminal.

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