Nuclear Plant Discovers Unexploded Bomb Left Over From WWII

Gabrielle Okun | Reporter

Employees at the Fukushima Power Plant in Japan discovered a blast from the past when they found an unexploded bomb buried in a parking lot Thursday.

Workers found the in a parking lot of Fukushima No. 1 Power Plant and near reactors which previously leaked radioactive material from the 2011 tsunami that lead to the release of radioactive material. The bomb is a remnant of WWII most likely made in America, reported Newsweek Thursday. The bomb is 33 inches long with a 6-inch diameter, according to a statement from Tokyo Power Electric Company.

Fukushima Prefectural Police are currently investigating if the device found at the power plant is a bomb, and if deemed explosive, the police will determine if disposal methods are necessary, according to The Mainichi Thursday.

TEPCO added that the bomb would not affect the ongoing operations at the plant.

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