Unexploded ordnance contamination on American soil? Yes, it’s true. After the closing of several United States’ military bases due to downsizing, it became apparent that unrecovered UXO remained on these properties where personnel were trained to use various weapons. To prevent unwanted accidents, the military must now remove the undetonated bombs, grenades, rockets and other explosives tested on these bases before transferring or selling the land to civilians.
"Unexploded Ordnance Cleanup Costs: Implications of Alternative Protocols,"
Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction: Vol. 12
, Article 20.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol12/iss2/20