Environmental monitoring during munitions clearance
Technicians prepare a hydrophone to measure noise emissions during munitions clearance as part of the extensive environmental monitoring that Nord Stream 2 conducts during each construction phase. Though the route is optimised to avoid unexploded ordnance (UXO) wherever possible, some items still require removal. These are secured and properly disposed of onshore or cleared via in-water detonation techniques that mitigate environmental impacts.
Photo may be used for news reports about Nord Stream 2 if the source is credited: © Nord Stream 2 / Axel Schmidt.