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Over 1,000 Unexploded Bombs Found on Reykjanes

More than 1,000 unexploded bombs, bullets and mortars from WWII have been found on Reykjanes peninsula in Southwest Iceland over the past five years, Fréttablaðið reports.

reykjanes-lava-field_psReykjanes peninsula. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

The area was used to test bombs during WWII, when American and British soldiers were stationed there.

Department manager at the Icelandic Coast Guard, Sigurður Ásgrímsson said although they can never be sure that all bombs have been removed, the cleanup operation of the 15-kilometer area around Keflavík has gone well and further development of the area is now planned.


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