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Dundrennan Firing range near Kirkcudbright

MoD dodge ban to dump depleted uranium shells into Scottish waters

Daily Record, Wednesday 13 March 2013

MILITARY bosses dodged an international ban by saying the 30 tons of radioactive waste was “placed” rather than “dumped” off the beach in Kirkcudbrightshire.

 

 The Ministry of Defence has said full monitoring has been in place around the range over the years

Dundrennan weapon test legality questioned

BBC News, South Scotland, Tuesday 12 March 2013

Concerns have been raised about the legality of weapon testing using depleted uranium in southern Scotland.

Army tanks use the military firing range at Dundrennan, near Kirkcudbright, to fire depleted uranium shells -- which have been linked to cancer and birth defects -- into the sea

MoD 'places' its toxic tank shells in Solway Firth

Rob Edwards, Environment Editor, Sunday Herald, Sunday 10 March 2013

Ministry of Defence uses semantics to evade ban on dumping of depleted uranium at sea

 

A US soldier with depleted uranium-tipped shells during the second Iraq war. Photograph: John Moore/AP

Iraq's depleted uranium clean-up to cost $30m as contamination spreads

Rob Edwards, The Guardian, Environment pages, Wednesday 6 March 2013

Report says toxic waste is being spread by scrap metal dealers, and describes its 'alarming' use in civilian areas during Iraq wars

 

Depleted uranium shells are blamed for causing radioactive and heavy metal pollution and are used by Challenger tanks

Armed forces minister sorry for misleading MPs over depleted uranium

Rob Edwards, THE GUARDIAN , 14 November 2011

MoD urged to phase out use of depleted uranium weapons after armed forces minister admits review was never carried out

Dundrennan missile testing range, where depleted uranium ordinance was tested. The range includes farmland. Photograph: Murdo Macleod for the Guardian

Anger as depleted uranium shells to be test-fired again on Scottish soil

HIGHLY controversial depleted uranium shells are set to be test-fired in Scotland again, the Sunday Herald has learned.

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