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As deepwater drilling technology advances, thousands of bombs the U.S. dumped into the Gulf of...

As deepwater drilling technology advances, thousands of bombs the U.S. dumped into the Gulf of Mexico after WWII have become a real hazard. The records of where these munitions were dumped are incomplete, and cargo likely was dumped outside of designated areas. Decades later, no one really knows where the bombs are or exactly how many were dumped.
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  • youngman442002
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    well ..no pun intended...when they find them they will know.....actually they do not have detonators...so just a big fishing weight...but why dump them...what a waste
    1 Oct 2012, 06:50 PM Reply Like
  • Tony Petroski
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    You should have seen how many bombs were dumped on Dresden.
    1 Oct 2012, 07:06 PM Reply Like
  • 1980XLS-2.0
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    Yes, quite a waste.

     

    They could have been used on Iraq the last 2 decades or so, and would have helped reduce the current deficit.
    1 Oct 2012, 11:59 PM Reply Like
  • wapiti
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    So under Obama's administration if an oil rig blows up because of the bombs, the government can sue the oil company, right?
    2 Oct 2012, 09:20 AM Reply Like
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