Practice Bomb Found at Welsh Recycling Centre

A suspected WWII practice bomb casing was found at a recycling centre at Briton Ferry near Neath, forcing the temporary closure of the facility.

An Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team attended and assessed the device – which had been found in a scrap metal bin – as inert and removed it.

After WWII many of the iron and smelting works in the Neath region received ‘demilitarised’ ordnance that could be used in their production. The demil process was not always successful, resulting in ordnance (albeit inert) being found quite regularly in the region.