Bomb Safely Removed from Construction Site at Florida Airport

Brooksville, Florida Construction workers unearthed a 1,000-pound WWII-era bomb at Brooksville Tampa Bay Regional Airport in Florida, prompting evacuations while experts responded to evaluate the potential threat.

According to Hernando County Sheriff Al Nienhuis, the ordnance was "so rusted and decayed" that there was no immediate way of telling if it was live. The Citrus County bomb squad initially responded to the scene. They called the AF EOD for technical support since the item was military ordnance.


Military Ordnance Removed from Residential Construction Site

Joshua Tree, California Bomb disposal teams from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department and Marine Corps responded after ordnance was found during construction at a home in Joshua Tree.

Deputies determined the objects were military ordnance and EOD from Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center safely removed them. The exact type of ordnance discovered was not reported. An investigation as to how the ordnance ended up at the site is ongoing.

Mortar Uncovered During Backyard Construction Project

Hillsboro, New Hampshire A backyard construction project in Hillsboro ended with a visit from the bomb squad after construction crews reportedly found an unexploded mortar while they were digging. The local bomb squad responded to safely remove the UXO.

According to police, it will be disposed of by a controlled detonation. The police reported that they are unaware of the age of the mortar or how it ended up on private property.

Warning Issued After Two Grenades Found in Ohio Neighborhood

Youngstown, Ohio  A Youngstown Bomb Squad technician issued a warning after two homeowners found grenades while digging in their yards. The first grenade was reported by a homeowner in Struthers who called police after her son found the grenade while gardening in the front yard.


Site of New Housing Development Plagued by Calls for UXO Finds

Shrewsberry, England West Mercia Police and bomb disposal experts were once again called to a building site in Shrewsbury after receiving a report of suspected unexploded ordnance. This marks the fifth time EOD have been called to the sitewhere new homes are being built on the former Copthorne Barracks, former home of the Army's Western Division headquarters.

A 100-meter safety cordon was put in place and officers urged people to avoid the area as the UXO was investigated and safely removed for proper disposal.


Suspect Item on Beach Leads to Multi-agency Response

Workington, England Whitehaven Coast Guard Rescue Team was called in after reports that a walker had discovered a suspicious object on a West Cumbrian beach. The team responded to locate and assess the item believed to be old ordnance and relay those details to EOD experts. Royal Navy divers also responded to assist Coast Guard.


Warning Issued After Beached UXO Found

Norfolk, England The Coastguard issued a warning after a member of the public found an unexploded WWII bomb on a Norfolk beach. An EOD team from Colchester was called to the scene where a 100-meter cordon was put in place and a controlled explosion conducted.


Grenade Found During Construction on Site of Old Ordnance Depot

Suffolk, Virginia Construction workers dug up an old UXO while digging in an area that was once home to the Nansemond Ordnance Depot.

The Fire & Rescue Department, Virginia State Police Bomb Squad, and city police officers all responded. The bomb squad safely removed the UXO which was identified as an inert grenade.

Large Cache of Munitions Discovered in Japanese Dam

Naha, Japan The Okinawa prefectural government has halted drawing water from the Kurashiki dam after officials discovered a large cache of UXO and drums containing projectile shells in the mud. The area is typically submerged when the dam is full, but low water levels resulted in the find during an inspection of the dam.

The rusting munitions are believed to related to historic disposal operations associated with the Kadena Ammunition Storage Area which occupies a large area of the forest surrounding the dam.


90-year-old Man Helps to Prevent Potential UXO Catastrophe

Maella, Spain Spanish police were called after a 90-year-old man notified a property owner that the spot where his was building could likely contain UXO. The elderly man recounted a story from his childhood during which, as a six-year-old, he saw that one of the bombs dropped by the air force there during Spanish Civil War did not explode.

A search was launched, and a metal detector did indeed find the unexploded bomb located at the foundations of the facility under construction. Police sappers (combat engineers) excavated the UXO and safely detonated it at one of the proving grounds in Aragon.


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