HOT BLAST: Bombs underneath our feet
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Some of the final munitions that were destroyed at Anniston's incinerator. (file photo)
Some of the final munitions that were destroyed at Anniston's incinerator. (file photo)
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Considering Anniston's past, readers of The Star may find this story from a British newspaper particularly interesting.

Earlier this month, The Mail Online published a story on the teams of men that scour the Belgian countryside to find and dispose of unexploded ordnance from World War I battlefields. That's doubly important there in 2013 as we approach the 100th anniversary of the start of the war because of the expected rise in battlefield tourism.

Anniston, though not a former battlefield, knows all about unexploded ordnance. The chemical weapons once stored at Anniston Army Depot have been safely destroyed, and the leftover weapons from the U.S. Army are still being found and disposed of at the former Fort McClellan.

-- Phillip Tutor
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