Explosives found near multiple nuclear power plants — Fire and explosion reported — Large bomb just hundreds of feet from reactor site — Military squads called in (VIDEO)

Published: August 22nd, 2017 at 3:49 pm ET
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TCPalm.com, Aug 11, 2017 (emphasis added): More military ordnance found Friday on Hutchinson Island — Officials with the U.S. Air Force and St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office worked Friday afternoon at a site where five World War II-era military flares have been discovered in the past two days. Shortly after 3 p.m. Friday, a loud boom or explosion erupted, and a large cloud of white smoke rose over the area… two more were turned up by construction crews in the same area where the first three were found… Air Force officials from Patrick Air Force Base were called in case several more turned up and because of the military nature of the items… The site, south of Florida Power & Light Co.’s St. Lucie Nuclear Plant, is largely hidden from view… Chrissy Cuttita, spokeswoman at Patrick Air Force Base, said she couldn’t provide any information until the explosive ordnance disposal team returns…

TCPalm.com, Aug 11, 2017: Small fire breaks out as military ordnance unearthed in St. Lucie County — A small fire broke out Thursday near South Ocean Drive after sheriff’s officials say a construction crew “unknowingly moved a buried military ordnance.”…

CBS 12, Aug 10, 2017: Bomb scare subsides… Thursday afternoon, a construction worker accidentally dug up a military device… the bomb deployment team got on scene around 2:00 p.m. … They evacuated about a quarter of a mile for precautionary purposes… Around 6 p.m., deputies were still waiting for help to move the device. Once they move the device they may have to close down A1A temporarily…

WPTV, Aug 11, 2017: [D]eputies say this could be a disposal site dating back to World War II. Andy Brady at the Fort Pierce National Navy UDT SEAL Museum says these beaches are where the Navy’s special warfare was invented… “Backed off the last several years, but years ago people would find landmines, hand grenades, bullets, all kinds of training devices,” said Brady. He says more of these ordnances could be found in the future

Devon Live, Aug 8, 2017: Large Nazi WW2 bomb found close to Hinkley Point nuclear power station — A 1km exclusion zone has been set up to allow for a controlled explosion… EDF Energy – which is behind Hinkley Point C – said divers found the bomb while surveying the seabed ahead of underwater building work…

BBC, Aug 8, 2017: A bomb believed to be from World War Two has been found in the Bristol Channel near Hinkley Point nuclear power station… HM Coastguard said it first received a warning yesterday and advised vessels in the area to keep clear. The Royal Navy Bomb Squad based at Devonport naval base was called in and a 1km exclusion zone was set up…

YBW, Aug 17, 2017: A second suspected World War Two bomb has been found… around 500-metres from the Hinkley Point nuclear power station

Bristol Post, Aug 16, 2017: Another WWII bomb has been found in the Bristol Channel near nuclear power station; A cordon has been set up in the channel after the second bomb discovery in nine days… The 250 pound unexploded bomb was found on Wednesday, August 16, morning not far from Hinkley Point nuclear power station. A 1km cordon has been set up and vessels in the area are urged to proceed with caution… On Monday, August 7, a large unexploded bomb was discovered in the same area…

From earlier this month: Bomb found at Fukushima nuclear plant

Watch the broadcast from CBS 12 here

Published: August 22nd, 2017 at 3:49 pm ET
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