Eskmeals & Kircudbright
This study compares the measured uranium levels reported in the environmental surveys to published guidelines for interpreting monitoring levels, in order to identify if further investigation is needed at the ranges at Eskmeals and Kirkcudbright where DU has been fired has part of the research and development programme for DU tank ammunition.
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The Minister for the Armed Forces announced on 09/01/2001 that the UK will enhance its existing environmental surveillance programme in the Balkans to ensure that no health threats to our forces, and indeed to the local civilian population, are overlooked. The MOD Enhanced Environmental Monitoring Programme was established by D SEF Pol and includes members of D SEF Pol, the Environmental Monitoring Team of the Royal Army Medical Corps and DERA Radiation Protection Services. The Enhanced Environmental Monitoring were tasked to investigate DU contamination associated with known DU attack sites in the British sector of Kosovo and sites where British Forces are based. The team was also tasked with investigating other indicators of environment quality within the British Sector of Kosovo.
Reports on the reconnaissance Visit January 2001.
Annex A: General Environmental Health Issues
Annex B: The A-10
Annex C: Locations where DU munitions were used in the UK Sector
Annex D: Site Visited - Waterloo Lines
Annex E: Site Visited - Former Yugoslavian Military Barracks
Annex F: Site Visited - Site near Glogovac
Annex G: Site Visited - Farm and fields
Annex H: Site Visited - Pine Wood near Stimlje
Annex I: Site Visited - Hill Top
Annex J: Site Visited – Route Snake between Podujevo and Glavnik
Annex K: Army Environmental Health Team Findings
Annex L: Photographs and Descriptions of the DU Rounds Recovered
Appendix 1: Gamma spectrometry results - DRPS Laboratories Job Number 61/01
Appendix 2: Alpha spectrometry results - DRPS Laboratories Job Number 71/01
British Geological Survey Reports
Analysis of soil samples form Kosovo by XRFS and ICP-QMS rpt CR/01/264
Scanning electron microscopy of Uranium particulate in two soil samples at Depleted Uranium munitions strike site from the Kosovo Conflict report CR/01/261
Report of the full survey of British Forces accommodation sites carried out in summer 2001.
Report of the full survey of British Forces accommodation sites carried out in summer 2002.
DU Related Links
MOD DU pages: http://www.mod.uk/issues/depleted_uranium
UK DU Oversight Board: http://www.duob.org.uk
US DoD - Deployment Health Support Directorate's Depleted Uranium Information Library: http://deploymentlink.osd.mil/du_library
Last Updated: 13 Feb 04