Police Bike Squad Discovers Grenades at Portland Dump

Portland, Oregon A Portland dump was closed after workers notified the police after finding two suspect hand grenades in the metal recycling area. The Portland Police Bureau (PPB) Central Neighborhood Response Team Bike Squad responded and identified the hand grenades as unfuzed inert grenades. Despite being inert, the bomb squad was called in to properly dispose of the items so they would not cause another response call.

HE Mortar Found at Recycling Center in Maui

Kihei, Hawai'I A high explosive (HE) mortar was found on the property of a Kihei recycling company, according to the Maui Police Department. Employees found the UXO in the metals collection area of the plant. Hawai'i Inter-Island Bomb Squad Maui unit responded, and the munition was relocated to the end of the property in an open field area, away from machinery and containers.


Charges Pending Following Attempt to 'Recycle' UXO

Albemarle County, Virginia Albemarle County Police and Fire Rescue responded to the Ivy Material Utilization Center (a recycling facility) for reports of an unexploded mortar round found on the transfer station floor. With the assistance of an Army EOD Team and a unit from Virginia State Police they secured the area for a controlled disposal.


Recycling Center Closed after Multiple WWII Munition Finds

West Bromwich, United Kingdom Three suspected WWII bombs were recovered at a recycling center in West Bromwich where two other ordnance items were found just days before. The center has been closed until technicians can perform a sweep of the area where workers discovered the bombs.

The latest finds follow the discovery of two torpedoes found at the site three days earlier. A road was temporarily closed as an Army EOD unit responded to dispose of the munitions.

A West Midlands Police spokesperson reported, "Workers found three further suspected World War Two bombs at a recycling site on Giffords Way, West Bromwich at 9.50am on Thursday January 27. The Army Ordnance Disposal team removed the devices after examinations showed they posed no risk. Two other World War Two bombs which had been found by staff at the site were safely disposed of on Monday (January 24). We understand the site will now remain closed until a surveyor has attended to assess the land further."

EOD Responds to Site of Deadly Recycling Center Explosion

Ellisville, Mississippi Jarrell Recycling in Ellisville was evacuated after an explosion from an unknown source led to the death of an employee. James Keyes, 35, of Laurel, died from "major lower body trauma" sustained during the explosion.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security, and the Mississippi State Fire Marshal's Office responded to investigate the explosion.

An Army EOD team from Fort Polk, Louisiana, was called to assist after another explosive device, described as a "potentially military ordnance device," was discovered during the investigation, according to the Jones County Sheriff's Department. Authorities don't know where the device came from or how long it was at the recycling center.

The EOD team destroyed the device and conducted a check of the property. No additional military ordnance was found.


Grenade Found At Recycling Center

Luxembourg, Germany The Schifflange recycling center was temporally closed after a live grenade was found mixed in with the recycling debris. The Germany Army responded and safely removed the grenade for proper disposal.



Artillery Round Dropped Off At Recycling Center

Fergus Falls, Minnesota The Otter Tail County Recycling Center was evacuated after somebody left an artillery round in their hazardous waste removal area. Police said they were called out after the artillery round was dropped off in the morning. The Crow Wing County Bomb Squad was called in to remove and properly dispose of the item identified on as an artillery round.

Although the round was dropped off anomalously, police are investigating to see if they can determine who dropped off the round.

EOD Recovers Grenades From Recycling Facility

East Devon, United Kingdom An EOD team was called to investigate three grenades found at the Knowle Hill Recycling Center after an employee reported the suspicious finds. EOD confirmed recovering one live and two spent smoke grenades from the site.


UXO Found Among Farming Tools at Scrap Yard

Tarkio, Montana EOD from Whiteman Air Force Base traveled to a Atchison County scrap yard to examine a WWII rocket located among scrap metal being sorted for recycling. The munition was mixed in with some farming implements at the plant. Workers on the scene realized the potential danger and alerted authorities.


Munition Found At Quarry Site

Eversley, United Kingdom Workers at a quarry found a munition at the worksite and called the police to report the find. Police responded and evacuated the area before calling in the bomb squad.


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