A WWII ‘shell’ has been found at the former Don Valley Stadium in Sheffield. An Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team from the Army Royal Logistics Corps has declared the shell empty and is preparing to remove it.
This is second time in recent months that potential Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) has been found at Don Valley. In April, a couple of WWII shells were found and removed by an EOD team, again empty. The site is on a former steel works which, like many other industries in Sheffield, manufactured munitions during wartime. This often involved only the casing for bombs and shells, rather than dealing with any explosives or filling operations.
Such finds still cause disruption, however, as residents in the area will testify to. It shows that even on sites where ordnance is expected to be inert, supervision by UXO specialists can be beneficial to prevent any unnecessary delays to projects and disruption in the wider area.
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