2013 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2013 08:13:34 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS: Ordnance found and destroyed at Morgan County (TN) junk yard
Army, ATF lock down school, detonating WW II explosives in Morgan County

By Megan Boehnke
Knoxville News Sentinel (TN)
April 23, 2013

A military bomb disposal squad is control detonating several dozen World War II-era mortar rounds at a Morgan County junk yard Tuesday, two days after they were discovered during a fire on the property.

Coalfield Elementary School, which is two and a half miles from the site, has been locked down. Homes within a half-mile radius have been evacuated as officials prepare to discharge the explosives this afternoon, said Michael Knight, a spokesman for the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms. The Fort Campbell bomb squad is deactivating some rounds to take back to the military base, while explosives will have to be detonated, said Knight.

"Because of the type of military ordnance they are, and because of how long it's been in the area, it’s somewhat stable, but we have to take all the precautions," Knight said.


For the entire article, see
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2013/apr/23/authorities-exploding- deactivating-wwii-mortar-she/


Lenny Siegel
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