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New DU tests in Kirkcubright

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The Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament today condemned the decision of the Ministry of Defence  to carry out a new series of tests of Depleted Uranium (DU) shells at the Dundrennan Range in Kirkcudbright.
 

Scottish CND has also written to Environment Minister Mike Russell to ask if the Scottish Government was consulted about the MoDÂ’s plans. The last series of DU tests was carried out five years ago, prior to the invasion of Iraq.  

The new tests are taking place before the United Nations conclude a new study into the safety of DU weapons..

 

There will be a local vigil against the tests in the Harbour Green Kirkcudbright at 2 pm on Tuesday 11 March. The issue will also be considered at a meeting in Dundrennan Church at 7 pm on Tuesday evening.

 

John Ainslie, Coordinator of Scottish CND said - Â“The MoD are showing a callous disregard for the Scottish environment, the health of local residents, and the view of the United Nations by conducting these unnecessary tests.”

The Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament today condemned the decision of the Ministry of Defence  to carry out a new series of tests of Depleted Uranium (DU) shells at the Dundrennan Range in Kirkcudbright.
 

Scottish CND has also written to Environment Minister Mike Russell to ask if the Scottish Government was consulted about the MoDÂ’s plans. The last series of DU tests was carried out five years ago, prior to the invasion of Iraq.  

The new tests are taking place before the United Nations conclude a new study into the safety of DU weapons..

 

There will be a local vigil against the tests in the Harbour Green Kirkcudbright at 2 pm on Tuesday 11 March. The issue will also be considered at a meeting in Dundrennan Church at 7 pm on Tuesday evening.

 

John Ainslie, Coordinator of Scottish CND said - Â“The MoD are showing a callous disregard for the Scottish environment, the health of local residents, and the view of the United Nations by conducting these unnecessary tests.”

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