Boom town

Residents of several neighborhoods in Orlando, FL, have learned that their houses were built on a World War II bombing range that was never properly cleaned up.

More than 200 munitions have been found in the 8-year-old subdivisions near Orlando International Airport, most on the grounds of the local middle school. Federal officials say it's unlikely that any of the munitions could explode, but at least one person has been injured so far.

Naturally, this hasn't been great for property values. And it's spurred the usual lawsuits, etc.

Whew, good thing this hasn't happened anywhere else. Oh, wait, there was that bombing-range neighborhood in Arlington, TX. And that one in Washington, D.C. It's enough to make you scared to dig in the yard.

Full story here.

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