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Grenades retrieved from popular swimming spot

TT/The Local · 27 Jun 2009, 10:09

Published: 27 Jun 2009 10:09 GMT+02:00

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The ammunition was dumped in the lake in 1954 and now two of the boxes have been retrieved by the Swedish navy for analysis, local media report.

The boxes are at a depth of 16 metres in the lake, which is for swimming. They pose no threat to the public, but they shouldn't be touched or moved, said Johan Widerberg of the 4th Naval Warfare Flotilla.

“As long as they are just there, they aren't dangerous. You don't need to worry at all. It's fine to swim and fish and carry on your regular activities,” he told Västerbottens Folkblad.

The ammunition has been dumped in 108 locations in Sweden. The drop-spots will now be inventoried and tested to see what has happened to the ammunition during the time it has been submerged underwater.

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Your comments about this article

11:06 June 27, 2009 by skane refugee
Dumped in 108 Locations?!?!

Shouldn't the stuff have simply been destroyed in an environmentally friendly way?
16:57 June 27, 2009 by Harding00
Sure they're deep, but what if someone decides to go scuba diving and retrieve them for themselves?
03:08 June 28, 2009 by jimmyjames
Hey, call me crazy....but it seems to me that common sense tells one that if one has a large quantity of explosives they no longer want or need take them to an isolated location an BLOW THEM TO HELL UP !!! Do not put them in a freaking lake !!!! At 108 different locations !!!!! Good God Almighty one does not have to be a freaking genius to figure it out. The Swedes seem incapable of dealing with dangerous persons ( murderers, rapists, ect. ) and items. They are extremely confusing in their seeming desire to commit national suicide..." we have some unwanted nuclear devices......no problem let us store them in the Stockholm sewer system !!!!" Un...freaking....believable.
08:52 June 29, 2009 by dtes
everybody knows i agree with no one, but i gotta say i agree with jimmyjames!
13:53 June 29, 2009 by Harding00
Hmmm...good point...note to self....don't travel to Stockholm...
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