Here is a challenging job

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Here is a challenging job

#1 Post by Bill in Oregon » Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:38 pm

Pretty sad that there is still so much ordnance out there, a century later.

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#2 Post by AJMD429 » Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:07 pm

I think there is a huge area of France that is still a no-go zone, but I think it's actually because of chemicals or radiation from the previous Wars.

Where I live, the only things we find in the soil or the occasional arrowhead or spent cartridge case.
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#3 Post by 2ndovc » Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:06 pm

That's just one small part of France. There are crews all over Europe that look and test for unexploded ordinance every day. When I was in The Hague in '03 I saw a large van in front of one of the Gov. buildings with an area sectioned off with cones and tape. Just so happened that I'd seen a documentary on a new tech. that helped find unexploded bombs without having to dig first. It used a large metal hydraulic piston that was driven into the soil from the back of the van and then used a type of sonar to locate objects that fit the profile of unexploded ordinance. I have a picture of it somewhere, have to see if I can find it.

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