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Thousands evacuated after unexploded WWII bomb discovered

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Thousands of people have been evacuated in Hanover after an unexploded WWII bomb was discovered.

As one of the many cities targeted by the Allies during WWII, Hanover remains vulnerable to contamination from the unexploded bombs which have remained hidden beneath the ground ever since.

Over 15,000 people were evacuated from Hanover, Germany recently after the discovery of an unexploded 250kg WWII bomb.

Similarly to German bombs in the UK, around 10% of the Allied bombs reportedly failed to detonate as planned.

These often landed unobserved amongst ruins, soft ground, gardens etc, and have remained under our feet.  These items present a significant risk to any ongoing construction projects across Europe.

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To find out if the threat of unexploded ordnance contamination could be affecting your site, contact SafeLane Global's research team today.

SafeLane's offices in the UK and Germany can help you throughout the entire mitigation process, underwriting and removing the entire threat.

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