Suspected WWII-era bomb dug up near Fukushima nuke plant
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TOKYO — A suspected World War II-era bomb was found Thursday during construction work near the wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant.
The plant's operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co., said that a worker spotted it while digging at a parking lot about 1
The parking lot is part of the sprawling nuclear plant complex.
TEPCO said that a 200-meter (650-foot) area around the site was closed off. It's far enough away not to affect the delicate plant decommissioning work, the utility said.
The area was home to a former military airport that was targeted by U.S. aerial bombardment in World War II, TEPCO said.