Live Ordnance Stored for Years in Virginia Museum

Petersburg, Virginia Police were called to the Siege Museum in Petersburg when a bomb technician determined that three Civil War-era cannonballs being stored in the museum basement were likely live. Though the ordnance was unfuzed, an x-ray revealed that explosives remain in the devices.

An EOD team was called in to remove the items from the building. The Deputy Fire Marshal and police secured the area overnight until the team could arrive. The cannonballs have reportedly been in the sub-basement in storage since the late 1970s.

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Maui Munition Forces Beach Closure

Maui, Hawaii Public access to a Makena Beach in Maui was temporarily restricted after Maui police responded to a UXO find. The old, rusted ordnance was found lodged between rocks at the beach. The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) reported that the ordnance was found about 150-200 yards north of an area known as "five graves."

DLNR is monitoring the area until EOD from Oahu can respond to investigate the unidentified item.The public has been asked to stay away from a closed-off area near Chang's Beach in Makena until the UXO has been removed.

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Washington Interstate Closed for UXO Transport

Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington The southbound lanes of Interstate 5 were shutdown as officials removed a UXO discovered near Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM). The old landmine (exact type not reported) was unearthed by railroad workers.

EOD from JBLM deemed the item potentially hazardous and ordered it removed to the base for disposal. Transportation of the ordnance was safely executed and all lanes were reopened.

Construction Crew Uncovers WWII Era Bomb

Brondesbury Park, United Kingdom A construction crew digging a foundation for a parking garage uncovered a WWII era bomb prompting a swift response by police. An EOD team was called in to investigate. A few hundred residents had to be evacuated from the exclusion zone while the bomb was rendered safe for removal and disposal.

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Torpedeos Found At Construction Site

South Toms River, New Jersey A construction crew clearing the site of the old Shanty House on Atlantic City Boulevard were started to find two torpedoes buried in the area of the foundation. The crew contacted police who responded with investigators from the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office and Sheriff's Department, a New Jersey State Police bomb squad, and the Manitou Park Fire Department. After the bomb squad identified the items as military munitions, Navy EOD from Naval Weapons Station Earle in Colts Neck was called in. Navy EOD identified the torpedoes as inert training items and took possession of them for proper disposal.

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Campus Cannonball

Charleston, South Carolina 628th Civil Engineer EOD along with the Charleston Police Department safely recovered a cannonball from a construction site behind the College of Charleston science center. Following an x-ray of the munition, it was unclear whether or not the item still contained black powder, so the decision was made to safely dispose of the item through open detonation.

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WWII Era UXO Travels Undetected Across Germany

Saxony, Germany An unexploded World War II bomb was inadvertently transported across Germany before being discovered at a recycling plant. The 3 foot long 300-pound bomb (exact type not reported) was transported from the western city of Cologne to the eastern state of Saxony hidden in a pile of construction debris in a dump truck.

When the bomb was finally discovered, the police were called who responded with a bomb disposal team to safely remove the bomb for proper disposal. Approximately 600 residents in the surrounding areas were evacuated from their homes during the response for safety purposes.


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