Bombs dumped in Irish Sea make bridge plan 'too dangerous'

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Experts pour cold water on Boris Johnson’s idea for Scotland-Northern Ireland link

Bomb disposal experts have warned it would be too dangerous to build a bridge between Northern Ireland and Scotland if it was to involve spanning the vast offshore munitions dump that lies on the most direct route over the Irish Sea.

The most direct route for Boris Johnson’s idea of a 22-mile bridge would involve crossing Beaufort’s Dyke, a trench that contains more than 1m tonnes of unexploded munitions, plus chemical weapons and radioactive waste.

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