2010 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2010 11:01:05 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS, ENERGY: Ordnance found at UK offshore wind site
[I wonder if offshore wind farms in or near U.S. training ranges will face similar risks. - LS]

Bomb at Sheringham Shoal offshore wind site

Renewable Energy Focus (UK)
April 30, 2010

A 250 lb air-dropped German WWII bomb has been safely detonated on the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm site.

Wind farm developer, Scira Offshore Energy Ltd commissioned an unexploded ordnances (UXO) survey as part of its reconstruction preparations and the bomb was found at the site of one of its foundation locations in the north-west of the offshore wind farm site.

A total of 52 targets were investigated by divers and using a remote operated vehicle (ROV). While most of the targets were debris or geological concentrations, several anchors and an old canon were found, as well as the unexploded bomb.


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