Our explosive ordnance clearance team based at former air weapons range, RAF Cowden, have made a record-breaking amount of unexploded ordnance recoveries during the second year of our contract awarded by DIO.

In February 2021 Brimstone won a contract to clear the unexploded ordnance contamination from Mappleton Beach on the East Yorkshire coast. The site is a former air weapons range, which also has some of the fastest eroding coastline in Europe. This combination is resulting in thousands of munitions being deposited onto the beach from the former clifftop targets.

Managing the UXO risk

We have a permanent team of UXO engineers on site who are dealing with the unexploded ordnance on a daily basis. They are carrying out frequent planned demolitions to help alleviate the problem of the estimated 300,000 practice bombs on site.

Work is well underway for the second year of this four-year project, and the team is going from strength to strength. Total recoveries in the first month have already reached 32,481 individual items of UXO, beating last year’s record of 2,682!

Brimstone’s record-breaking unexploded ordnance recoveries at raf cowden

Government assured UXO contractors

Brimstone is the only UK government assured explosive ordnance clearance and conventional munitions disposal contractor. If you need UXO support but are unsure of how we can best help you, you can use our handy online tool to find the right service.

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