Immediately after WW11 with so much chemical weapons captured by the Allies from the Germans, the major task of destroying them was started. Called ‘X’ Stations, these centres located around the UK. Burning at a remote site on Harpur Hill commenced with mixing it with bleach and setting it alight. However as the quantity was so large this proved ineffective.
All ordnance was then shipped to the Beaufort Dyke located between Northern Ireland and the Scottish coast and dumped at sea.
Today the Dyke remains the biggest underwater munitions dump in the world. Over the years after severe weather conditions, many pieces of corroded ornance are found washed up on Irish and Scottish coasts.