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Unexploded WW2 bomb found near Hinkley Point C nuclear power project

BBC 8th Aug 2017, A bomb believed to be from World War Two has been found in the Bristol
Channel near Hinkley Point nuclear power station. The 500lb device was
discovered 2.5 nautical miles from the coast, about 8m below the surface.

Divers conducting a survey for the construction of the new power station
found the ordnance on Monday. It was destroyed in a controlled explosion at
about 15:00 BST on Tuesday. The “unusual” ordnance was found off Lilstock
Range, just west from Steart point and Bridgwater in Somerset.

The coast around Lilstock was used as part of a practice bombing range for the Royal
Navy. EDF Energy said its team of divers made the discovery 8m below the
surface while checking the seabed ahead of the construction of the main
cooling water tunnels for new Hinkley Point C nuclear power station being


August 11, 2017 - Posted by | incidents, UK

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