So far, according to the Brandenburg Interior Ministry, around 85 kilos of World War II ordnance have been found in the forest area that is to be cleared for the planned Giga Berlin.
On Sunday, there was a controlled blasting of the bombs. The twitter user @Gf4Tesla shared he video below:
According to Minister of Environment Axel Vogel, to carry out this exercise, authorities had to shutdown the Highway 10 between Freienbrink and Erkner (Landkreis Oder-Spree).
Giga Berlin Public Information Event
The World War II ordinance controlled detonation comes two days after the Mayor of Grünheide Mayor Arne Christiani and the Economic minister Jörg Steinbach presided on a public information event in Grünheide, Brandenburg.
In this event, the mayor and the minister helped the people of Grünheide, Brandenburg, to get familiar with what is on ground and what is coming. This public information event was triggered by a series of protests that had happened in Grünheide this since the Tesla CEO Elon Musk made it public the the next Tesla Gigafactory will be built in Grünheide, Brandenburg. During the last protest, about 250 protesters protested against Tesla coming to their hometown because they believe it will affect the water supply and also encourage cutting down of trees on the land where the planned factory will be built on, while about 50 protesters welcomed the idea of Tesla planned Giga Berlin arguing that the trees were planted for cardboard purpose and moreover Tesla won’t be using as many as speculated water.
Brandenburg’s Minister of Economics and Grünheide’s mayor answered questions from approximately 400 citizens. People from Grünheide, as well as from surrounding communities such as Erkner, Fürstenwalde or Petershagen, gathered in a meeting room at the Grünheide private school.
Mayor Christiani reminds people that the area near Grünheide has been designated a commercial area for 20 years, and anyone who lives here knows that too. Also, according to Mayor, the future factory “is an opportunity to save young people here.”