Is There a Safe Way to Get Rid of UXO Under the Sea?


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(The Irish Times) The Beaufort trench is also one of the largest dumps worldwide for unexploded ordnance. The UK ministry of defence estimates that, since the 1920s, over a million tons of surplus conventional and chemical weapons have been discarded there – or in the vague vicinity. Unsurprisingly, some of the dumping crews offloaded their highly dangerous cargoes at their first opportunity, without necessarily waiting to reach their designated drop areas.

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Published: Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Last Updated: Thursday, November 2, 2023

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