ref date:27 Feb 2001 (ENV)
Depleted Uranium goes missing in Scottish seas
Alasdair Morgan, MP and MSP for Galloway and
Upper Nithsdale, said he was tabling questions for
both Westminster and Holyrood over the
regulation and monitoring of depleted uranium use off the
After the MOD admitted 'losing' pounds of the material and then claiming it
wss 'probably safe', Mr Morgan claimed the entire MOD 'recovery' operation was
"worthy of the Keystone Cops".
He added "After losing more than 6000 DU shells in the
Solway Firth, and realising they don't know where
they are, they put down some more to monitor the
effects and proceed to lose it. It doesn't fill me full
of confidence in their abilities. The MoD and the
government should acknowledge legitimate local
concerns and cease testing immediately."