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Post by robbo_theman on Mon Dec 22, 2008 1:03 pm

Flintshire Atomic Site. tunnels here .. yerr




Rhydymwyn: History

The Valley Works
Rhydymwyn
Clwyd
North Wales

This article gives a history of one of the UK's most secret
underground sites. All of this information has come from documents
which, although not necessarily in the public domain, are unclassified.The
Alyn valley in North Wales has been used by the UK government for
storage of sensitive material for most of this century. The geology of
the area is extremely useful - there is a layer of extremely pure, and
hence structurally sound, limestone at depths ranging from surface to
900 feet. The layer is anything up to 200 feet thick, and is riddled
with lead and zinc mine workings and drainage tunnels. Added to these
ready-dug tunnels, there is a very low population density around the
mining sites, and yet remarkably good transport links. The Rhydymwyn
area had wartime links to the LMS railway and the old A541, water from
the river Alyn and cheap electricity. A system was devised to ensure a
constant supply of fresh water to the site.The Valley Works in
Rhydymwyn, north of Mold in Clwyd, has a chequered history. The site
was originally used for mining, but due to market changes was rapidly
considered commercially unviable. At this point, the government gained
control of the site.In 1937, the UK War Ministry looked at the
potential use of chemical weapons, and in 1938 the Valley Works (known
to staff as the Foundry) was selected as the UK site for production and
storage. This was followed in 1939 by the storage of over 10,000 tons
of TNT in interconnected workings at Hendre. In September 1938 the
Ministry of Supply started construction of a purpose-built chemical
weapons storage facility. Incoming services were adequate, however
waste disposal was difficult, and a 24 inch waste pipe was laid in
total secrecy the six miles to the Dee estuary for the disposal of high
level waste. Arrangements for gaseous emissions were classified as an
``acceptable risk to the local populous''.

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Re: Flintshire Atomic Site. TUNNELS

Post by robbo_theman on Mon Dec 22, 2008 1:05 pm

The Valley Works in Rhydymwyn, a Government owned
site that was for years so secret that it was never even shown on maps
of the area, has been transformed into a nature reserve and a site of
historic interest, that’s now open for managed access.

This has
been made possible thanks to co-operation between its owners, the
Estates Division of DEFRA (Department of Environment, Food & Rural
Affairs) and North East Wales Wildlife that has signed a ten-year
agreement with DEFRA to manage the reserve.

Now, visitors can
explore a site where munitions that played an important part in
Britain’s defence were made, where research leading to the building of
the world’s first atomic bomb took place and see how nature has
reclaimed one of Britain's World War II chemical warfare plants.

INTERESTING

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Re: Flintshire Atomic Site. TUNNELS

Post by robbo_theman on Tue Dec 23, 2008 6:09 am

YERR TUNNELS

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Re: Flintshire Atomic Site. TUNNELS

Post by THE BOSS on Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:37 pm

WOW!!!! great pics mate. av only just seen this bud lol!!! have you been in it yet?????

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