Emergency crews were summoned to a construction site after workers found World War II bombs. The Richland County Bomb Squad was called to the site in the Summit neighborhood where workers uncovered two World War II-era bombs Monday morning. The bombs were excavated and taken away from the scene, then detonated.
This is not the first time an explosive device was found in the area of the Summit neighborhood– which was once a bombing range during the war. In 2010, a man digging a hole for a plant in his backyard came across two four-foot long, 250 pound bombs which were removed and detonated.
The US Army Corps of Engineers paid more than $2 million dollars in 2007 to test the area for soil contamination and to search for undiscovered shells.