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Unexploded WW2 Bomb Found Near Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant

11 Aug 2017

Workers at the Fukushima nuclear power plan in Japan discovered what might be a WW2-era bomb at about 0730 hours on 10 Aug 2017 (Japan time). The possible bomb was at a parking lot about 1 kilometer away from the damaged No. 1 and No. 4 reactors, both of which had suffered meltdowns after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. During the war, US bombers dropped a great many bombs in the Fukushima area, which hosted a military base.

For more information:
BBC: Fukushima disaster: 'WW2 bomb' found at Japan nuclear site



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