Unexploded Bombs From World Wars Are Coming Back To Bite Us

Earth is riddled with millions of tonnes of explosive bomb material, particularly from the two world wars that struck the 20th century.

While most have remained buried and forgotten over the past decades, new research is showing that many are loaded with a chemical that’s making them increasingly prone to blowing up as time goes by. The chemical in question is Amatol, a highly explosive material made from a mixture of TNT and ammonium nitrate that was used in many bombs made for World War One and World War Two, including aircraft bombs, shells, depth charges, and naval mines.

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Source: IFLScience