Saturday, January 15, 2011

Car crusher demilitarizes bombs

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. - Environmental restoration officials are using a commercial car crusher to "demilitarize" practice bombs prior to recycling. So far, they've recycled more than one million pounds of metal from the BDU 33 and Mark 106 bombs. The crushing operation is part of an agreement between the crushing company, the recyclers and Eglin Air Force Base's contractors, and has resulted in savings of more than $1 million. (Source: 96th Air Base Wing Environmental PA, 01/13/11)