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Wow, now this is a rarified field: a nuclear bomb hunter. Derek Duke, a retired lieutenant colonel in the Air Force, found a hydrogen bomb believed to be one missing since 1958 one mile off the shore of Georgia under only 12 feet of water. Holy neutrons!

http://abcnews.go.com/sections/SciTech/GoodMorningAmerica/bomb_hunter_040916.html

My temperment:
worried astonished
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On September 19th, 2004 10:09 pm (UTC), tagryn commented:
Interesting stuff, thanks. I don't know how one would go about
deciding whether to recover it or not; I assume the issues would be similar to that of long-term unexploded munitions, like pops up in Europe from time to time. I guess you go in assuming its armed and follow usual disarming procedures for a bomb of that type...but OTOH, what if the safeties have eroded over time? Don't want to be jostling it around, in that case.

This was an interesting DVD about broken arrows. Highly recommend his first movie, Trinity and Beyond.
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