WWII Bomb Difusal:Thousands evacuate Italian city

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Well, good for them. De-Fuse "In Place".

I never agreed with civilian Bomb Specialists "blowing in place". Defuse, or put the explosive in a carrier and haul it off somewhere to be detonated.

"John Q Public" ( or " Jane Q Public" ) builds an explosive device and sets it inside or outside a location. The Bomb Squad detonates it "In Place" , and while doing so spreads a nerve, blister or blood agent, and it contaminates everyone and everything around. Another scenario is the explosive being detonated and anthrax or another similar bio weapons being spread around. Oooooops.

Grab the explosive device AFTER taking precautions ( booby trap - mercury switch...ect ) - put it in a "Bomb Bucket " ( hardened bomb container pulled behind a vehicle ) and then take it to an area as rural as you can get ( An old and abandoned mine permanently closed ) and then detonate it.......... or preferably in a deep hole. After detonating the device - cover the hole.

IN MY OPINION - detonating an explosive "In Place" is ignorant. It may look cool - all the police cars and fire trucks and the people in the bomb suit being the admiration of all the onlookers as they do their work ; but detonating an explosive "In place" should be a last resort consideration. Especially all those ( simple - Pipe and cannon fuse ) pipe bombs I have seen on the news.

And if a pipe bomb is not constructed correctly , all you have is an explosion out the ends of the main tube, with the "tube" itself being saved.

If possible, save the public and property. Detonate an explosive device well AWAY from populated / occupied areas.


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I am not an expert, but I believe when dealing with a 70 year old Barnes Wallace designed blockbuster bomb, with 2 tons of explosives, they likely have no choice but to defuse in place...Something that unstable should not be moved at all.
 
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