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Eskmeals & Kircudbright

Comparison of Kirkcudbright and Eskmeals Environmental Monitoring Data with Generalised Derived Limits for Uranium, June 2002

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.

[Report in PDF format ( 520 Kb)]

The Balkans

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.

Kosvo

Reports on the reconnaissance Visit January 2001.

Report on the visit to Kosovo by members of the MOD Enhanced Environmental Monitoring Programme Team - January 19-23 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

Depleted Uranium Survey Report of UK Services Accomodation Sites in Kosovo 2001

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

QinetiQ Report

QinetiQ report on the three DU penetrators recovered during reconnaissance visit.

QinetiQ report on the three DU penetrators recovered during reconnaissance visit. [pdf 11.6Mb]

Report of the full survey of British Forces accommodation sites carried out in summer 2001.

Bosnia

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

GVIU: http://www.mod.uk/issues/gulfwar/about_gviu.htm

IAEA: http://www.iaea.org/worldatom/Press/Focus/DU/du_main.shtml

UK DU Oversight Board: http://www.duob.org.uk

NATO: http://www.nato.int/du/home-new.htm

UNEP: http://postconflict.unep.ch

US DoD - Deployment Health Support Directorate's Depleted Uranium Information Library: http://deploymentlink.osd.mil/du_library

Last Updated: 13 Feb 04