World War bomb safely detonated near Hinkley Point C
unexploded World War 2 bomb which was found in the Bristol Channel
not far from Hinkley Point C was safely detonated on Sunday (September
250lb device was the fourth to be found during recent weeks by the
team building the new power station, which can be seen from Burnham-On-Sea
Navy Bomb Disposal Team was called in to safely remove the device
on Sunday with a controlled detonation.
Coastguards said this was the fourth such device to be found in
the past two months.
firm EDF, which is building a jetty for Hinkley C off the coast,
says it is normal practice to check the seabed before construction
activity begins on any marine project.
has a team of ten divers checking the seabed ahead of the construction
of the main cooling water tunnels and associated seabed structures
for Hinkley C.
that the area of coast around Hinkley was previously used for training
exercises for several decades, it's likely that more wartime bombs
will be found in coming months.
The teams at the scene of Sunday's detonation of a wartime bomb
(photos: Watchet Coastguard)