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Lincolnshire Police clear 150 canisters in mustard gas search

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Lincolnshire Police stated One Hundred Forty mustard gas canisters had been unearthed from two websites close to Woodhall Spa

Dozens of mustard gasoline canisters have been cleared from two web sites in Lincolnshire, police have stated.

Officers said A Hundred And Forty had been recovered from Roughton Moor Woods, whereas 10 have been present in Stixwould Lake.

A Huge decontamination operation is below method after gasoline canisters had been first unearthed on 1 October, through which two Folks suffered minor burns.

Three Folks arrested on suspicion of possessing a noxious substance have been bailed.

Royal Navy and army bomb disposal teams had been working with the emergency services and products the use of drones and sonar gear on the search close to Woodhall Spa.

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Sonar Image exhibiting a crate of mustard fuel canisters at the bottom of a lake in Stixwould

Sonar pictures displaying a crate of mustard fuel canisters on the bottom of Stixwould Lake were released, while water samples from the lake had been taken away for lab exams.

East Lindsey District Council said the realm around Woodhall Spa would be fenced off whereas decontamination takes location.

A public meeting organised with the aid of the council was held at Petwood Hotel on Thursday to replace residents.

Supt Phil Vickers, of Lincolnshire Police, instructed the assembly 22 totally different agencies had been concerned within the operation.

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People living within the area attended a public assembly held through Lincolnshire Police

A Girl and two men have been arrested after the preliminary find prior this month.

The canisters discovered at Roughton Moor are believed to be from an RAF station and armed forces base which was once on the web site from 1942 until it closed in the late Sixties.

Mustard gas was used as a weapon during World War One and outlawed via the Geneva Protocol of 1925.

The People burnt when they unearthed canisters had been digging for old bottles in the woods.

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