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June 2020

June 2020

Another controlled explosion of UXO at a Gower beach

An explosive ordnance disposal team examined and carried two controlled explosions on Whiteford Sands. See article:

UXO found in Kilpatrick Hills

Unexploded WWII ordnance was found in the Kilpatrick Hills. An Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team carried out a controlled explosion. See article:

Unexploded mortar tips discovered in garage

Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team carry out a controlled explosion in park after parts from WW2 mortars found. Read article:

Institute of Explosives Engineers

With 6 Alpha’s recent membership of the Institute of Explosives Engineers (IEXpE) the following article is in the June 2020 edition of Explosives Engineering. First published in Explosives Engineering, June 2020, published by The Institute of Explosives Engineers.

EOD called to Suffolk college after grenade discovered

A Second World War grenade has been dug up by workmen at West Suffolk College in Bury St Edmunds. The incident was dealt with by an EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) team and no detonation was required at the scene. See link:

WW2 hand grenade found on the Ashridge Estate

A suspected unexploded WW2 hand grenade was found on Friday afternoon on the Ashridge Estate in Hertfordshire. An Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team was called in. See link to article:

Mission to remove masts off WW2 shipwreck packed with tonnes of explosives

Cargo ship SS Richard Montgomery was anchored in Sheerness in Kent when it grounded and broke up in 1944. The wreck and its cargo have been monitored around the clock by port authorities and protected by a 500-metre exclusion zone.

Suspected Second World War UXO (unexploded ordnance) found in river

Visitors to Ferry Meadows and other parks in Peterborough are being urged not to take part in ‘magnet fishing’ after a suspected unexploded Second World War UXO was pulled from the River Nene.

On-site drilling

6 Alpha Associates drilling on a restricted site to locate suspect UXB.

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