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Geocone has recently been scouting for potential unexploded World War II ordnance and undertaking soft backfilling to disused 'finger' docks in the Royal Docks, east London.

The possibility of unexploded munitions remaining buried in the docks was considered to be a significant hazard, but by using sensitive magnetometers and geophysical interpretation techniques, Geocone and specialist UXO staff from BAE Systems were able to clear positions for the investigation to be carried out with confidence.

The site, at Silvertown Quays, covers 20ha and is being regenerated with housing and an aquarium.

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