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WWII bomb being diffused on Saturday

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by Nick Delgado

Guam - The Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal team will diffuse a vintage World War II bomb tomorrow. EOD Officer in Charge Lieutenant Brent Wadsworth says the team dug up trenches around the bomb to prevent surrounding buildings from being damaged. The bomb was found after a backhoe hit it during the ongoing construction of the navy gym this week. Residents and workers in the area will also be asked to vacate the area from 9am to 3pm.

"If we can move it from that point it will just be a big piece of metal, we're going to go ahead and dig it up and load it on a flat bed and take it to Naval Magazine, where our demolition range is, and it's a 3,000-pound limit range and this is 1,000 pounds, so we are well within limits," Lt. Wadsworth said.  

Wadsworth adds they shouldn't have any problems with removing the 65-year-old dud. He also reminds residents that come across WWII ordnance to refrain from touching it and report to the local authorities immediately.

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