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Aerial survey to take place off the coast

April 10, 2024

News from Nuclear Waste Services:

Nuclear Waste Services (NWS) have been carrying out aerial surveys off the coast of East Lindsey from October to March 2024. These surveys are now continuing to take place throughout the spring and summer months.

The next survey is planned to take place on Friday 12 April.

Two planes will be flying each month, on the same day between approximately 11am and 4pm. The planes will fly at a low altitude, at least 1600ft (500m) height in accordance with recognised best practice and high enough not to disturb the wildlife being observed.

The surveys are dependent on the weather in terms of the visibility, cloud height and the state of the sea. Flight dates may change as a result. Please check here for up-to-date information.

These marine aerial surveys will provide NWS with information on the presence and numbers of birds and marine wildlife in the area. Together with other environmental surveys, they will provide baseline data as part of the work to understand if an area is suitable for a Geological Disposal Facility.