generalHuman Geography

Map of all the munitions dumped in Europe after WWI and WWII

OSPAR Commission has released a map showing the known locations where munitions where dumped following World War’s I and II.  The way of thinking at the time was the safest way to get rid of all of those unexploded bombs, grenades, land mines, and whatnot was to toss it in the sea.  The status report details the dangers present to current populations, especially fishermen.  It’s a problem we don’t think about that often because it’s something that happened nearly between 60 to 95 years ago, but it still presents a very real danger.