HC Deb 08 November 1999 vol 337 c399W
19. Ms Oona King

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the environmental impact of depleted uranium munitions. [96140]

Mr. Spellar

My Department has conducted extensive monitoring programmes of the environmental effects of depleted uranium munitions at the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency's firing ranges at Eskmeals and Kirkcudbright. The monitoring programme has confirmed that there are only low levels of DU contamination, which are well below anything that could be considered a health hazard. The results of this monitoring are published annually.