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Sendai Airport Opens with WWII Bomb Still Present

A huge World War II bomb uncovered near a busy runway at Sendai airport in Miyagi Prefecture was underneath a shield of concrete and sandbags on Wednesday as flights resumed, a government official said.

A worker rebuilding drainage systems at the Airport—which was swamped by last year’s tsunami—on Monday uncovered the 225-kilogram bomb, believed to have been dropped by U.S. forces.

Bomb disposal experts ordered the construction of three-meter-high concrete walls, supported by soil up to the same height, to protect the bomb.

Crews piled some 300 sandbags, each weighing a ton, on top of the mound to construct a casing that stands six meters high.

Read the rest of the story: Sendai airport reopens with WWII bomb still there.

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