posted on Feb, 16 2005 @ 11:37 AM
U.S. Army ordnance experts are scrambling to defuse unexploded World War I-era munitions that have shown up in clamshells used as paving material for
parking areas and driveways in Virginia, Maryland and Delaware.
More than 300 munitions - mostly British and French-made hand grenades but at least one 75 mm projectile containing a chemical agent - have been
recovered from 18 driveways and a Delaware clam-processing plant, Williams said.
Some grenades were actually found inside the clams.
Last February, a Bridgeville, Del., resident discovered 32 corroded - but live - hand grenades while spreading crushed clamshells delivered to his
property. Subsequent similar discoveries triggered the investigation.
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Can you imagine the expression the mans face when he found 32 live grenades on his driveway? Now there is a real scary thought for sure.
How, on earth did munitions from the British and French get into American waters?
What disturbs me somewhat is the fact one of them was a chemical agent, although I would tend to think it is no longer of any danger, although I could
be wrong. I can just imagine what havoc it could cause if it was still active.
[edit on 2/16/2005 by shots]