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Photo: Bomb squad called in after explosive device found near nuclear reactor

Published: March 3rd, 2013 at 11:41 am ET
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Associated Press, Feb. 27, 2013: Unexploded First World War shell found near Belgium nuclear power plant [...] Electrabel spokeswoman Anne-Sophie Huge said the shell was found during drainage work [...] She said about 20 staff members in the office building were evacuated until a bomb squad removed the shell. [...] The spokeswoman could not say how close the shell was to the Tihange reactors’ secured area [...]

Source: Sudinfo.be

Power Engineering International: Belgian nuclear power plant closed after bomb find [...] The Tihange nuclear power plant in Belgium was partially closed on Wednesday after a World War 1 shell was found in its grounds. Electrabel staff were evacuated and the bomb was safely removed by military experts. [...]

Voice of Russia: On Wednesday unexploded ordnance from the Second World War was found during digging being carried out at the Tihange Nuclear Power Plant [...]  all staff were immediately evacuated and army sappers were called in who then removed the ordnance and destroyed it.

See also: FOX: Nuclear reactor halted on "suspicion of cracks"; "We have found anomalies," says Belgium official -- AFP: Possible cracks in reactor vessel?

Published: March 3rd, 2013 at 11:41 am ET
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9 comments to Photo: Bomb squad called in after explosive device found near nuclear reactor

  • Time Is Short Time Is Short

    They find that stuff all the time. Same in Vietnam, Korea, and now throughout the ME.

    Not all of it works the first time it's dropped, sad to say.


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  • Lol.

    Looks like a stash of the things. I think if I was building a NPP I'd scour the grounds / metal detect if it had been trenches sometime in the past.


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    • natano natano

      Actually nuke plants are used to find fault lines too. Just build one and voila, there's a fault right under it. San Onofre, Fukushima, you name it. And with fracking, the chances just get better and better.


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    • dharmasyd dharmasyd

      53North: I do wish humans were developed enough to think ahead. Unfortunately, like children we rush ahead without the intelligence to manage what we have created.


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  • m a x l i

    Old bomb in the ground – one more thing to add to our long list of causes that could push a NPP over the edge. No tsunami needed!

    Good example that newspapers use their imagination to fill in the holes in order to make their news stories "complete". One says World War One, the other says World War Two.


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  • harengus_acidophilus

    What is the first thought that comes to your brain,
    if you read: "explosive device"?

    And would "ancient WW I ammunition" do the same?

    "Thrill me, chill me, fullfill me…"

    h.


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  • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

    surprised so many are missing the ironic symbolism…


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