Work begins to clear beach of unexploded bombs

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WORK is under way to rid Shoebury East Beach of unexploded bombs.

Specialists from the Royal Navy Southern Diving Group have begun their painstaking search of the area following the discovery of 15 artillery or mortar shells on May 1.

The beach has been closed off to the public ever since the find. While the large greensward area has remained open, the closure has hit the number of visitors to the area, damaging local trade. Once the work is complete, the MoD will meet with Southend Council to discuss when the beach can open.

The meeting is likely to take place in the middle of this month.

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12:05pm Thu 5 Jun 14

dhd says...

They should never have dredged the estuary, they've probably dislodged loads.
They should never have dredged the estuary, they've probably dislodged loads. dhd
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12:52pm Thu 5 Jun 14

pembury53 says...

dhd wrote:
They should never have dredged the estuary, they've probably dislodged loads.
just goes to illustrate the 'risk' or lack of it, thousands of tons of mud dredged, and as you say probably dislodged loads........... more risk on there from dog shyte
[quote][p][bold]dhd[/bold] wrote: They should never have dredged the estuary, they've probably dislodged loads.[/p][/quote]just goes to illustrate the 'risk' or lack of it, thousands of tons of mud dredged, and as you say probably dislodged loads........... more risk on there from dog shyte pembury53
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1:51pm Thu 5 Jun 14

Nebs says...

pembury53 wrote:
dhd wrote:
They should never have dredged the estuary, they've probably dislodged loads.
just goes to illustrate the 'risk' or lack of it, thousands of tons of mud dredged, and as you say probably dislodged loads........... more risk on there from dog shyte
I'd have thought an operation like that would require a full risk assessment. Maybe the bombs are not seen as a risk.
[quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dhd[/bold] wrote: They should never have dredged the estuary, they've probably dislodged loads.[/p][/quote]just goes to illustrate the 'risk' or lack of it, thousands of tons of mud dredged, and as you say probably dislodged loads........... more risk on there from dog shyte[/p][/quote]I'd have thought an operation like that would require a full risk assessment. Maybe the bombs are not seen as a risk. Nebs
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1:59pm Thu 5 Jun 14

pembury53 says...

Nebs wrote:
pembury53 wrote:
dhd wrote: They should never have dredged the estuary, they've probably dislodged loads.
just goes to illustrate the 'risk' or lack of it, thousands of tons of mud dredged, and as you say probably dislodged loads........... more risk on there from dog shyte
I'd have thought an operation like that would require a full risk assessment. Maybe the bombs are not seen as a risk.
I suspect your right, but SBC set the ball rolling and everyone has to be seen to go through the motions........ the navy are probably passing away the boredom by racking up a bit of loose change at least
[quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dhd[/bold] wrote: They should never have dredged the estuary, they've probably dislodged loads.[/p][/quote]just goes to illustrate the 'risk' or lack of it, thousands of tons of mud dredged, and as you say probably dislodged loads........... more risk on there from dog shyte[/p][/quote]I'd have thought an operation like that would require a full risk assessment. Maybe the bombs are not seen as a risk.[/p][/quote]I suspect your right, but SBC set the ball rolling and everyone has to be seen to go through the motions........ the navy are probably passing away the boredom by racking up a bit of loose change at least pembury53
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6:43pm Thu 5 Jun 14

CarnMountification says...

This search could take years...
This search could take years... CarnMountification
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7:36pm Thu 5 Jun 14

sesibollox says...

CarnMountification wrote:
This search could take years...
There's no way a thorough search of these sands can be completed before this time next year, beach hut anyone....
[quote][p][bold]CarnMountification[/bold] wrote: This search could take years...[/p][/quote]There's no way a thorough search of these sands can be completed before this time next year, beach hut anyone.... sesibollox
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