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Live ‘Smoke Projectile’ found in dumpster

On 01-04-2010 at 9:30 a.m. a dumpster was being emptied at a Transfer Station in the 1300 block of  North 34th Street.  In the debris the employees found an ‘OD green-colored’ 155 millimeter Howitzer artillery round. 

Seattle Police Arson Bomb Squad detectives responded to the scene.  U.S. Army Explosive Technicians out of Fort Lewis were notified and responded.

It was determined the artillery round (a M116) was manufactured in 1951 and was a live ‘Smoke Projectile’ complete with a small bursting charge.  The projectile was secured by the Army Technicians and returned to the military base for proper disposal.