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In 2011, Covestro, a subsidiary of the German chemical giant Bayer built a pipeline to transport carbon monoxide from one plant to another. It is still not in operation though as the project remains highly controversial, with the company pointing out its ‘economic meaningfulness necessity’ and locals and environmentalists expressing fears concerning public safety.

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A WWII era, one-ton bomb was unearthed in the German city of Cologne during preparations for the construction of a pipeline last week. Roughly 20,000 people were forced to leave their homes so that authorities could defuse the bomb. The unexploded US-made device was found 16 feet underground on the left bank of the Rhine river near Mülheim Bridge.

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  • Date occured Tuesday, 02 June 2015
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