DU site entered

News in Brief

On 13 March, civilian “weapons inspectors” entered Dundrennan test range, in south-west Scotland, during five days of test-firing of depleted uranium (DU) shells, something that has not happened for five years.
The inspectors reported that red flags were flying but there was no evidence of testing. During 90 minutes exploring inside they were observed by two patrol vans which made no attempt to intervene.
They found a bombed-out tank, new observation posts, a bomb crater, some debris and MoD signs saying: “Avoid picking up any debris as it may explode and kill you”.
No inspector was detained or questioned.