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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

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UPDATE: Ulverston recycling centre reopens after shell found at site

AN Ulverston waste recycling centre has reopened after a shell was found at the site.

Ulverston Tip Explosives Pictures

Police were alerted at 10am today at their premises on Morecambe Road and the area was evacuated.

Cumbria County Council have confirmed that staff discovered what they believed to be a military shell in a carrier bag in a skip.

A bomb disposal team from Catterick attended and confirmed the device was a 2in mortar shell used for training but said it posed no danger to the public as the device was not live.

A spokesman for Cumbria County Council said: "Incidents like this show that people need to be careful and consider when disposing of waste that could prove to be dangerous.

"People need to be cautious if they suspect an item does pose a danger.

"There is a list of items that should not be sent to household waste recycling centres on our website but anyone with doubts about waste that could be dangerous should ring our waste helpline on 0845 055 118."

Updates to follow.


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So what your saying is we can't dispose of any bomb like items in our local tips ?

Posted by General Public on 16 December 2013 at 15:41

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