The objective of these non-intrusive magnetometer surveys, which are being undertaken by Fugro, is to detect unexploded ordnance (UXO) around the Main Development Site (MDS).
The area of the MDS is considered to be a “moderate” risk in relation to UXOs, as while during the Second World War it was not directly subjected to bomb attacks, air raid bombing incidents were reported in several places around Leiston and Sizewell.
Should a UXO be identified during the surveys, a full assessment would be completed that considered the exact UXO specifications and location. Alternative disposal methods or relocation would be considered as well as appropriate mitigation measures in order to minimise any risks.
Work on the surveys will take place between 7.30am and 6pm.