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WWII era ordnance drives 11,000 our of homes

Date Posted: 2001-08-16

A WWII era unexploded bomb was found at a residential construction site at Kokuba, Naha City, and Japan Self Defense Force Unexploded Ordnance Disposal Unit removed the bomb on Sunday morning.

The ordnance weighting fifty kilograms was identified as a US made bomb dropped during the war. The site is in a dense residential area, and over 11,000 near-by residents living within a radius of four hundred meters from the site were told to evacuate to schools and other public buildings outside the area. The traffic was also rerouted outside the area including buses that had to take alternative routes. The operation was completed before noon and residents were able to return to their homes.

According to Japanese Ground Self Defense Forces officials, the number of unexploded bombs and other ordnance removed after the revision of Okinawa in 72 is about 1.22 million amounting to a total of 1,356 tons. By August 1, the JSDF unit has disposed 1,425 bombs this year. Officials estimate that about three thousand tons of unexploded ordnance are still buried.

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