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Tourists on the Baltic Sea island of Usedom can sometimes be seen collecting what they think is amber stone, without realizing it is nothing else but pieces of phosphorous, which can very easily catch fire and burn them.About 40 percent of the bombs containing phosphorus and dropped during the British raid on Germany in 1943, ended up in the sea, where they have been rotting ever since. About 65 bombs are found on Germany’s coastlines each year.
originally posted by: kloejen
1958 Tybee Island mid-air collision
"The Tybee Island B-47 crash was an incident on February 5, 1958, in which the United States Air Force lost a 7,600-pound (3,400 kg) Mark 15 nuclear bomb in the waters off Tybee Island near Savannah, Georgia, United States. During a practice exercise, the B-47 bomber carrying the bomb collided in midair with an F-86 fighter plane. To protect the aircrew from a possible detonation in the event of a crash, the bomb was jettisoned. Following several unsuccessful searches, the bomb was presumed lost somewhere in Wassaw Sound off the shores of Tybee Island."
originally posted by: St Udio
besides... the 'lost nuke' search would not have stopped because there would still be the radioactive uranium/plutonium/whatever source of critical mass just sitting there waiting for criminals or spies (or radical Jihadists from the future) beating the bushes, dredging the Bay... to recover that nuclear fuel