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WWII bomb recovered from sea close to Hinkley Point site

Part of the Hinkley Point C site nuclear power station in Somerset. Photo: PA

A second World War II bomb has been found in the Bristol Channel, just over a week after another device was discovered close by.

A 250 pound unexploded bomb was recovered from close to Hinkley Point Nuclear power station today, 16 August, as divers checked the sea bed ready for the construction of the £18billion Hinkley Point C project.

EDF Energy who are in charge of the project said in a statement:

The safety of the public and our workforce is our priority and we have a team of 10 divers checking the seabed ahead of the construction of the main cooling water tunnels and associated seabed structures for Hinkley Point C.

We believe the unexploded ordnance probably dates back to the Second World War. As a precaution we have put a cordon zone around the area and are working closely with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency and the Royal Navy.”

– David Eccles, EDF Energy’s Head of Stakeholder Engagement for Hinkley Point C

A 500 bomb was found near the power station 9 days ago and was safely denoted by the Royal Navy.