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What lies beneath - Article published in Contract Journal

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Between 10% and 20% of all the bombs dropped on the UK in World War II failed to detonate on impact - and far too many are still buried in the ground. How do you ensure your site is safe? Justin Stanton asked disposal specialist BACTEC.

If you're working on a brownfield site in the South East, make sure your client has carried out a threat assessment. That's the advice from Guy Lucas MBE, managing director of explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) specialist BACTEC International. The firm dealt with more than 8,000 items of unexploded ordnance (UXO) last year, and while by no means the majority presented a danger to construction life and limb, as Lucas points out these devices were designed to kill... And if there's a chance they can still fulfil their original mission, then that's a chance neither a contractor nor a client can afford to take.

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