Unexploded Bomb near Fukushima Nuclear Plant

The Japanese police is examining what appears to be an unexploded bomb from World War II found in the vicinities of the Fukushima Nuclear Plant

Photo: File Photo/EL UNIVERSAL
English 10/08/2017 14:02 EFE Tokyo Actualizada 17:12

The artifact was found this morning by construction workers that were drilling for the expansion of a parking lot located 300 meters away from the nuclear plant, property of Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO).

The device has a length of 33 inches (85 centimeters) and a diameter of 6 inches (15 centimeters) approximately, according to the police report that sent pictures of the bomb to the Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) to determine if it can explode and therefore take proper actions for its removal.

The area previously hosted an airfield of the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) that was attacked by air forces during the World War II, according to TEPCO reports.

The police have cordoned off a 656-feet (200-meter) area surrounding the artifact, but the dismantling work of the nuclear plant has not caused any major problems.