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10:20am — Fake Bomb Goes Missing

Mock bomb taken from scrap yard


Someone has stolen a fake nuclear bomb, according to the Los Alamos Monitor.

The 500-pound bomb was taken Monday from a Los Alamos salvage store, the Black Hole.

The store is run by Ed Grothus, a Los Alamos peace activist who sells salvage from Los Alamos National Laboratory and other places.

Grothus said he bought several so-called ''practice bombs'' in Oklahoma about three years ago. He joined several of them in a hub to create a sunflower and left another nearby to give people an idea of how the sunflower was made.

He said he last saw it Monday morning, but he noticed it was gone when he was ready to go home that evening.