Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Bombs found under Seattle's cruise ship terminal

A news story out of Seattle's King 5 News reports that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has found more old unfired munitions under the Seattle cruise ship terminal used by Holland America, Princess and other lines.

The news outlet says a multi-million dollar cleanup operation in recent months at Seattle's Pier 91 has resulted in the discovery of 11 military munitions and more than 200 other military munitions-related items.

(Seattle's Pier 91)

The site of the cruise port was used as a military depot from World War II to 1971, and the munitions likely were dropped overboard or inappropriately discarded in the water, the news outlet says. While still capable of functioning, they have a low risk of exploding, it adds.

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