MoD 'places' its toxic tank shells in Solway Firth
The Ministry of Defence has been evading an international ban on dumping radioactive waste at sea by redefining thousands of uranium weapons fired in the Solway Firth as "placements".
The Ministry of Defence has been evading an international ban on dumping radioactive waste at sea by redefining thousands of uranium weapons fired in the Solway Firth as \"placements\".
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
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Ministry of Defence uses semantics to evade ban on dumping of depleted uranium at sea EXCLUSIVE By Rob Edwards Environment Editor
Minutes of secret meetings released under freedom-of-information law reveal the MoD was worried about breaching an inter-government agreement on marine pollution by firing depleted uranium (DU) tank rounds into the sea from a military range at Dundrennan near Kirkcudbright.
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