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Old 12-10-2022, 16:32   #1
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Leak from WWII era phosphorous bomb sends five to hospital

Five construction workers were hospitalized Thursday after an unexploded World War II era phosphorous bomb at Patch Barracks was accidently struck, releasing some of the gas.

Phosphorous bomb? Glad it didn't detonate.

I was at Patch Barracks from '81 to '83 and we never had this type of excitement.

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Old 12-10-2022, 20:08   #2
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Heh, that could've gone sideways differently.
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Old 12-11-2022, 08:52   #3
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That they find more than 2000 tons of ordnance each year is incredible.
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Old 01-09-2023, 06:53   #4
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That they find more than 2000 tons of ordnance each year is incredible.
This was from one farmer's field in one afternoon near Verdun. I can imagine heavily aerial-bombed parts of Germany are still rife with UXO.
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