Massachusetts authorities conduct search in Charles River after unexploded ordnance found

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NEEDHAM — The Massachusetts State Police Underwater Recovery Team and Bomb Squad, in coordination with the Massachusetts Environmental Police and the Needham Fire and Police Departments, carried out a meticulous search of the Charles River today after the discovery of two deteriorated unexploded ordnance pieces.

The recent finds prompted an immediate response from authorities.

Equipped with diving gear and a remotely operated vehicle, the teams scoured the riverbed and surrounding areas.

Despite the thorough search, no additional ordnance was found.

During the operation, divers retrieved a large, elongated tank that contained an unidentified substance.

A photograph captured a state trooper holding the tank aboard an inflatable boat, highlighting the size and peculiar nature of the item.

The Massachusetts State Police Bomb Squad, along with state hazardous materials experts, thoroughly examined the tank.

After careful analysis, they ascertained that it contained no hazardous materials.

Following the assessment, the tank was safely disposed of by the Needham Department of Public Works.

The successful collaboration between the multiple agencies ensured the safety of the community and the environment.

Authorities continue to monitor the area and remain vigilant for any further discoveries.

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