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Detection and recovery of a world war II-era bomb in Neuruppin


Project overview

  • Near the West train station in Neuruppin
  • Drilling of 1600 holes up to five meters deep
  • Defusing the detonator using water jet cutting technology


Project background

A suspicious object has been found near the West Station. Experts have assumed it is a World War II-era bomb. If this turns out to be the case, over 10,000 people would be required to vacate their homes and jobs. 1600 holes were drilled up to five metres deep into the ground; a probe was lowered into each hole to measure the change in the magnetic field.

This confirmed that it is indeed a large metal object. High-pressure technology was used to defuse the detonator, which was then detonated in a controlled manner.