Intact WWII bomb discovered at Fukushima plant

Written by: Victor Charlie | 10 Aug 2017 18:10
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10 Aug 2017 18:10

In an unbelievable discovery by workers, a suspected World Was II bomb was discovered intact close to the Fukushima nuclear reactors on Thursday.

According to Jiji Press and AFP,  the bomb measuring 85-cm (2.9 foot) long, believed to be dropped by the United States during the war, was discovered by workers constructing a parking lot close to the facility's reactors, a spokesman for Fukushima operator Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) said.

The area around 1km from the reactors was immediately cordoned off, with the police expected to engage the bomb disposal experts from the Japanese military.

At present, Tepco is currently conducting decommissioning operations at the nuclear plant, which suffered meltdowns in March 2011 after a powerful earthquake spawned a huge tsunami.

The meltdowns at Fukushima in 2011 were the world's worst such accident since Chernobyl in 1986.


Unexploded US bombs and shells are still occasionally found in Japan more than 70 years after the conflict ended in 1945, particularly on the southern island of Okinawa where an extremely bloody battle took place in the war's closing months.

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