|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Fri, 17 Aug 2012 06:16:33 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS, GLOBAL: 500-pound Bomb in Lang Vei|
500 LB MK 82 Bomb Discovered Near Ex Marine Base in Lang Vei Safely
Project RENEW August 17, 2012The bomb was unearthed around 5 p.m. yesterday by some Bru minority men while they were searching for scrap metal in an area where an electricity transmission line is under construction. The excavation was halted immediately by the site manager of Mai Linh Power Joint Stock Company, the project investor, who reported this astonishing finding to Tan Lap Commune's authorities. Later, the Huong Hoa military headquarters called Project RENEW for assistance.
The bomb penetrated deep into ground so it took the team six hours working in rotation to remove it.
RENEW's EOD team arrived at the site about 8 am this morning and a technical assessment was performed. It was a 500-pound MK 82 lying unexploded at the depth of 3 meters. It took six hours for the team to remove the bomb after deciding it was safe to move. The bomb was transported to RENEW's central demolition site in Trieu Phong District for later destruction.
... For the entire release, seehttp://landmines.org.vn/news/ 500_lb_mk_82_discovered_near_ex_marine_base_in_lang_vei.html
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