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Thames Water tunnel link gets underway

Two tunnel boring machines (TBMs) were lowered into position last week to begin work on a 4.7km underground connection between Thames Water's Copper Mills reservoir and its 80km-long London ring main.

Contractor Morgan Est is working on the £18M project in Stoke Newington in advance of plans to further extend the tunnels by 2010.

Simultaneously, another tunnel is being dug in South London to connect the ring main to Honor Oak water treatment works, the largest facility of its kind in Europe.

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