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North Wales wind farm bombs to be exploded ‘as soon as possible’  

Credit:  By Rhodri Barker | Daily Post | Mar 18, 2014 | www.dailypost.co.uk ~~

Bombs discovered at a wind farm will be destroyed in controlled explosions “as soon as possible”, say the farm’s developers.

The three unexploded World War II bombs were discovered at the end of January about eight miles off Pensarn at the Gwynt y Môr wind farm.

RWE Innogy UK is now preparing to dispose safely of the three objects, which were found after a series of severe storms disturbed the seabed.

RWE, which is building 160 turbines at Gwynt y Môr, is working with a number of specialist contractors who will carry out controlled explosions over the coming weeks.

Toby Edmonds, project director at Gwynt y Môr, said: “We hope to be able to carry out the removal of these bombs as soon as possible. The weather and sea state conditions need to be just right, which means we are unable to give precise details.

“The controlled explosions will not be visible or audible from shore and they will have no impact on the existing wind farm and other structures in Liverpool Bay.

“Proper advisory notices and information is being passed to relevant authorities, local fishermen and other seafarers.

“Until the bombs can be made safe, a 250m exclusion zone remains in place around them with work continuing as usual in other parts of the offshore construction site.”

Source:  By Rhodri Barker | Daily Post | Mar 18, 2014 | www.dailypost.co.uk

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